Dickson Gallery of Fine Art had its
beginnings in 2001 when Rachel
Dickson walked the streets of
downtown Jackson, Tennessee
pursuit of finding a potential
location to open a cooperative
art gallery. Three years
later, an opportunity presented
itself and the Dickson Gallery
after three fabulous years,
the Dickson Gallery was forced
to close its doors in 2008.
Gallery of Fine Art was a wonderful
addition to Jackson, Tennessee's
emerging downtown scene.
Its stories are told
on the gallery blog.
a two story building at 118 East
Lafayette Street, with its first
floor "full" of
West Tennessee art (after being
open only 30 days), the Dickson
Gallery of Fine Art was forced to finish
renovations of the 2nd floor
for expansion. Renovations were
completed in March 2005. (Here's a look
at the process.)
to the help of many of our member
artists, the upstairs renovations
were completed and we "test
ran" use of the upstairs
at our "Celebrate
Art" Open House event
held on December 16th, 2004. It
proved that the 2nd floor would
be a great addition to the gallery!
our ribbon cutting (March 11,
2005) and "Meet
the Artists" party we realize
that the upstairs has provided
us with a "whole other
The Dickson Gallery represented
over 30 artists and artisans ranging
from handcrafted wood products,
metal sculpture, pottery, oil paintings, watercolor paintings,
acrylic paintings and most everything
closed in June of 2008.
Dickson Gallery of Fine Art
was a multicultural art gallery
exhibiting emerging and professional
contemporary artists and artisans.
Public Art was a concept we embraced
and its ability to be shared
with a large audience and enrich
the lives of those who can understand
the vision behind the artist
wanted to enrich the broader Jackson,
Tennessee community with
the availability of works by
regional artists and in turn,
contribute to the marketability
of the arts as an economic livelihood
for creative people.
strove to enhance the understanding
of the role of fine arts in
fulfilling the human need for
aesthetically pleasing objects
of good design in everyday life.
supported and encouraged the development
of the fine arts in our regions
young people and others through
gallery exhibits, art shows
and related workshops.