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Ella West Gallery: Inaugural Exhibition: Return to Parrish Street: A Dream Realized

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Sat., Oct. 21, 2023 ( Sat., Aug. 19, 2023 - Sat., Oct. 21, 2023 )

Ella West Gallery, 104 W. Parrish Street, Durham, NC 27701


We are excited to announce the opening of the Triangle’s only Black female owned fine art gallery, Ella West Gallery, in downtown Durham. In its first exhibition, owner Linda Shropshire will showcase new works from North Carolina artists Kennedi Carter and Clarence Heyward and North Carolina native Ransome, in conversation with works on view by iconic Durham artist Ernie Barnes. The exhibition also honors the legacy of the gallery’s location in the heart of Durham’s Black Wall Street.

This exhibition marks a significant milestone for Ella West Gallery as it endeavors to create a vibrant artistic space that champions underrepresented artists and cultivates a new era in the world of art. Nestled within the heart of Black Wall Street’s Parrish Street in the building that once housed the printing presses of The Durham Reformer, a 1920s-era Black newspaper, the gallery is poised to act again as a destination for raising marginalized voices.


Ella West Gallery is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to diverse, underrepresented artists from around the world who are committed to pushing the boundaries of art that will redefine art history. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Black Wall Street in downtown Durham, North Carolina, the gallery serves as a catalyst for artistic growth by fostering dialogue and creating connections between artists and art enthusiasts. By creating space for Black people, people of color, women, and other marginalized communities who have been historically underrepresented based on race, sex, national origin, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, or disability, Ella West Gallery aims to redefine the art world and leave an indelible mark on the history of art.


Ella West Gallery invites collectors and community members to join in the celebration of its grand opening on Saturday, August 19, from 11 am to 6 pm, at 104 W. Parrish Street in Durham. The gallery will then be open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm, with private appointments available upon request. 



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104 W. Parrish Street Durham, North Carolina  27701 USA +1 919 485 9602


  • Saturday, August 19, 2023
    Wednesday–Saturday, 11AM–6PM and by appointment Grand Opening on Saturday, August 19, from 11 am to 6 pm,
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023