PACESETTER GALLERY IS A FINE ARTS GALLERY SPECIALIZING IN MISSISSIPPI ART.
Consistent with its namesake, Pacesetter Gallery presents a unique and engaging collection of works from extremely talented artists from across the state. The gallery carries a wide array of painting, pottery, sculpture, and other artistic media including unique gifts made by the artists.
FOUNDED IN 2020
The gallery began as a vision by artist Keri Davis, to create a space filled with magnificent artwork made by Mississippi artists. The gallery would carry a wide variety of paintings, pottery, and sculptures with a small personal studio.
As a long time Flowood/Brandon Reservoir area resident, Keri saw a need for a place that supported local fine arts, art education, and created exciting cultural art-driven events. This vision became a reality in 2021 once the right location was found. Keri's husband, Jason Davis, has been a major part in bringing the vision to life and can be found at the gallery, or knee deep in the Reservoir, or making driftwood art. Most days, Keri is in the gallery painting, working with artists, and collectors, or planning the next big event.
Pacesetter Gallery sits within the heart of Flowood, in the Lakeland Commons shopping center between Kohls and Hollywood Feed off Hwy 25 (Dogwood area).
The gallery carries over 60 Mississippi artists working in a wide range of mediums and styles with new work coming in weekly. Our drop in scavenger hunt great for anyone who wants a quick bit of art fun is available at a moments notice 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Perfect for anyone who wants to come visit, learn about the art, and have a positive bit of quality time with friends, family, or outing for educational or social group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible and welcomes everyone to enjoy and be inspired by art.
Get in Touch
310 Ridge Way, Flowood
P: (601) 488 0345
Keri Davis’s roots are deeply imbedded in the arts. She is the granddaughter of Wanna Lu Haile, a prominent Western gallery owner that served South Texas for over three decades. The original Pacesetter Gallery carried prominent works by A.D. Greer, Bill Moyers, Melvin Warren, and James Black. The gallery takes its name from the Melvin Warren oil painting depicting the Pacesetter Cattle Drive, which echos the gallery's goal of setting the pace for the Arts in the community.
Keri was inspired by spending time in the gallery, living with art, and being connected to artists. Keri contributes that early love of art to her grandmother and continued the name Pacesetter Gallery in her honor. Keri's grandmother signed her up for art lessons early in elementary school. The early exposure drove Keri to focus her attention on growing her technical skills and learning everything she could about art which is why she loves teaching young artists!
She attended University of North Texas, with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts with emphasis in education. She spent many years teaching school in the Fort Worth area using the Getty Discipline-Based Art Education method. The method teaches critical thinking, aesthetics, and art criticism, focusing on art education for all, not just for artists skilled in studio art.
Keri was blessed to get some time at home, raising her three sons Zachary, Andrew, and Gregory. After they began school, Keri went into wholesale distribution, learning sales and operations and eventually running Lansing Building Products for the state of Mississippi. In 2020, Keri opened Pacesetter Gallery and dedicates her time and energy to supporting Mississippi artists and growing cultural arts in her community. The gallery opened July 27, 2021, with 42 artists which has grown to 68 artists and artisans in 2022. Keri can be found daily at the gallery painting, talking about art to collectors and artists, and planning new events!
As a center for the arts, the gallery hosts open mic poetry nights 6-8 the first Thursday of the month, live painting events, paint and sips, art lessons for kids and adults and special themed events to add some fun for those out on the town. Contact the gallery if you need a space to hold a club meeting, educational or corporate teambuilding event. We can create an event just for you.
The gallery is open 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Wednesday, 9 am to 7 pm Thursday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. The gallery is also open 24/7 virtually, with all the artwork available for sale, and searchable by color, style, and theme. The mobile version of the website allows for virtual install of any piece in the gallery as well and commissions are available. Call Keri Davis with any questions 601-488-0345.