Art Exhibits at The Vendue

The Vendue is the first and only hotel in Charleston dedicated to the arts – in all forms. Our goal is to inspire guests through our robust art program. The hotel’s public areas feature 2-3 different exhibits per year. At the end of each exhibit, the current art is removed and the hotel becomes a “blank canvas” for our curators to create the next exhibit. In addition, all corridors and our Gallery Rooms also feature a collection of original art.

Artist in Residence

We are pleased to announce that The Vendue is the first hotel in Charleston to feature an Artist in Residence program. Fred Jamar is the second artist to utilize our working studio located in the lobby area of 26 Vendue.

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Our Art Director

With a deep love for contemporary art and a strong personal connection to Charleston, Emily brings a fresh perspective to the emerging local arts scene. As Director, Emily leads efforts to maintain a diverse, ever-changing collection of contemporary art at the hotel.

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Past Exhibits

Past Art Exhibitions

Browse our library of past Charleston art exhibitions which have been carefully curated by the team at The Vendue hotel.


This exhibit will help raise funds for local non-profit, I Heart Hungry Kids, and their mission of kids helping kids fight hunger.


Thirty artists from around the world have created one piece that is conceptually inspired by a recipe. With the upcoming opening of The Vendue’s new restaurant, Revival, the timing seemed right to focus on food.

Silver vs. Gold

Ever since The Vendue reopened in May of 2014, owners Jon and Lisa Weitz have emphasized the hotel’s presence as a space for art of all kinds.

Lions, Tigers and Bears

“Lions and Tigers and Bears” is anchored by an animal-related theme – specifically focusing on the surreal and nontraditional.


The Buddha Chapel was the central room from an ambitious multimedia exhibition from artist John Duckworth entitled AWAKE, which was on display in The Vendue’s 26 Gallery.

I See a Pattern

The “I See A Pattern” exhibition was a visual candy land of ideas, sculptures and paintings with the aim of propelling creativity in Charleston using the theme of pattern.

Landscape Abstracts

Best described as paintings from a camera, John Duckworth’s Landscape Abstracts evoke the sea, forest, marsh, and sky in rich bands of saturated color.

Here Now

The exhibit called “Here Now”, was on view in Fall and Winter of 2014 in Charleston and featured approximately 65 pieces of art from more than 30 artists.

Gallery Rooms

As the peninsula’s only hotel dedicated to the arts, in all forms, we pride ourselves on offering an overall sensory experience unlike any other in Charleston.


The Vendue’s third art exhibit, titled “Fluent”, is anchored by the theme of motion and fluidity, will present ideas, sculptures and paintings to the public.

Mitchell Hill

A contemporary gallery and interior design firm found on Upper King Street, we strive to provide our viewers with an art experience unlike any other in Charleston.

New York Academy of Art

The show unfolds with a general theme: A cross section of the most talented and progressive artists past and present from the highly acclaimed school.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

During your stay at The Vendue, we welcome you to explore the hotel’s art space, as we have filled our walls with a variety of works from incredibly talented artists. As the only hotel in Charleston that caters to the arts, we highly encourage you to take advantage of our exquisite gallery and the culture-rich area surrounding the hotel.

Art Walks

The first Friday of each month (except January & July) the galleries open their doors to present their new shows (wine included!)

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The Rooftop

Recognized by the New York Times, Charleston’s most iconic rooftop restaurant and bar offers panoramic views of the Holy City skyline and legendary harbor.

Current Art Exhibit

The Vendue’s newest exhibit, GLOW, celebrates all things vibrant and bright. Over 20 locally and nationally represented artists have each created a work of art.


There’s no shortage of complimentary amenities at The Vendue from our artisanal continental breakfast to bicycles for exploring Charleston. You’re sure to find unexpected perks at every turn.

Charleston Hotel Packages

Browse a collection of carefully crafted hotel packages to create a unique Charleston experience. We also feature special offers throughout the year.

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The Vendue, Charleston’s Art Hotel

19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: (843) 577-7970