Location Gallery hosts Savannopoly Art Fundraiser

Proceeds to benefit the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity

Local art to be displayed in the “Savannopoly” gallery will feature scenes from Savannah.
Local art to be displayed in the “Savannopoly” gallery will feature scenes from Savannah.
Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty will host an experiential monopoly-inspired art exhibit featuring thirty local artists from Savannah called Savannopoly. Opening Friday, April 23 from 6–8 p.m. at their newly relocated space in the heart of downtown Savannah at 251 Bull St. Profits raised from this event will benefit the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.

Art work displayed in Savannopoly will feature local places from Jones to Gaston St., beautiful Spanish moss squares, and other various Savannah landmarks laid out like a Monopoly board game with color-coded mortgage tag cards. Local ceramicist Derek Larson created iconic red houses and hotels for the event.

“I’ve always wanted to do Monopoly as Savannah properties, and we had a very good connection with Habitat for Humanity through photographer and board member Joy Donigan, so it made sense thematically. To form uniformity, we knew we would have to provide the panels, so everything was laid out as a faux monopoly board but in our own style,” explained Gallery Director Peter Roberts.

Savannopoly will include works from 30 local artists, including Stacie Jean Albano, August Alderman, Randy Akers, Lino Azevedo, Andre Bertolino, Angela Burson, Lennie Ciliento, Antoine de Villiers, Joy Dunigan, Tate Ellington, Jenny Eitel, Maggie French, Mary Hartman, Robin Johnson, David Laughlin, Heather MacRae, Michael Mahaffey, Patricia Harper Mathews, Rubi McGrory, Bellamy Murphy, Lisa Ocampo, Michelle Perez, Jose Ray, Peter E. Roberts, June Stratton, Bryan Stovall, Sarah Volker, Lisa D. Watson, Heather Young, and Jason Zimmer.
click to enlarge Local art to be displayed in the “Savannopoly” gallery will feature scenes from Savannah. - PHOTOS COURTESY OF LOCATION GALLERY
Photos courtesy of location gallery
Local art to be displayed in the “Savannopoly” gallery will feature scenes from Savannah.
The gallery received an incredible amount of interest from artists in the community from different backgrounds and ages, displaying works across many different mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media. “Ever since we opened at our original location, our mission has been to raise money for local nonprofits with local artists and art shows,” Roberts said.

Since Austin Hill Realty has opened, they have raised over $400,000 from fundraising endeavors that benefit our local community.

Savannopoly will open Friday 23 from 6–8 p.m. at Location Gallery and benefit the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. All art work on display will also be available online at locationgallery.net

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Nicole Youngblut

Nicole Youngblut is a contributing writer for Connect Savannah, where she covers the local art and events scene. As a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she spent many years in New York City as a fashion stylist and promoter. Her passion for biographies, entertainment and the arts is the perfect...
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