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SavArtScene: Southern folk artists find a home in Savannah gallery

  • Roots Up Gallery 6 East Liberty Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

Roots Up specializes in southern folk art and self-taught artists variously referred to as “outsider” or “visionary.” Whatever you call it, there really isn’t another gallery quite like it around. In just a few short years Lovell and Allen have already begun to establish Roots Up as one of the preeminent galleries of its kind in the region. And while neither of them necessarily envisioned themselves as Savannah gallery proprietors when they first came to visit, both have been collecting self-taught artists for some time (Lovell is also self-taught) and, as Lovell explains, it just seemed to make sense when it happened.

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