Smith Galleries is Hilton Head Island's finest gallery of contemporary American fine craft and art. The gallery features the work of over 300 of this country’s outstanding professional artists.
Both the gallery and the building which houses it are owned by Jean and Wally Smith, who for many years were professional artists.
Smith Galleries encompasses 3600 square feet and was designed by Bennett Strahan, a Taliesan architect (Frank Lloyd Wright). The interior of the gallery is fully equipped with custom display fixtures which were made by Wally.
Smith Galleries has been at its present location since 1988. Prior to that, beginning in 1972, the Smiths owned The Potters’ Mark in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for sixteen years, giving them a total of fifty years experience in the art market.
The above picture is the front facade of The Potters' Mark which housed Wally's pottery studio on the lower level and Jean's weaving studio on the upper level. The studio existed from August of 1972 until June 10, 1987, when it was destroyed by fire.
Smith Galleries has been voted the Best Gallery, Best Jewelry store and Best Gift Store on Hilton Head as well as the Best Children's Store in the Low-Country. The gallery is also a member of CRAFT.