Beaufort Art Association

Ellen Long spearheaded the development of the Beaufort Art Association gallery, from the wishful-thinking stage into reality, an accomplishment that earned her a Chamber of Commerce Civitas Award.

More than 90 artists display their work in the Beaufort Art Association Gallery on the first floor of a restored ante-bellum mansion at 1001 Bay Street, the corner of Bay and Charles. BAA artists are regularly recognized in national and regional exhibitions, and styles range from the literal to highly abstract.

The gallery offers framed and unframed original art and reproductions in all media, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and note cards. All original art is changed every six weeks. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and later during special events. For additional information, please call the BAA Gallery at (843) 379 2222.

A non-profit organization, the Beaufort Art Association is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; by the Donelley Foundation; by the Arts Council of Beaufort County; by city and county ATax Revenue; and by private donations. All donations to the BAA are tax-deductible.

Private donations may be mailed to Beaufort Art Association, Membership Chairman, P.O. Box 625, Beaufort, SC 29901.


The Fordham Market

It began in 1946. Angus & Mark Fordham opened a hardware business which,over the years, became a Beaufort Landmark. In 1965 Duncan Fordham joined the family business, and started introducing such products as Adirondack chairs and squirrel proof bird feeders – hardware store innovations at the time.

After fifty seven years of continuous service to the SC Lowcountry, Duncan invited a coterie of Artists & Merchants to join him in offering “A World of Shopping Under One Roof ” and Fordham Market was born.

One thing hasn’t changed since 1946 – the Fordham Tradition of offering good products and friendly,courteous service.

The Art Market features works by award-winning artists Ellen Long, Kristine Cox and other Lowcountry artists. Their framed and unframed originals, giclee reproductions, photography and note cards reflect the fantastic beauty of South Carolina as well as contemporary trends in the world of art.