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 2021
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 the community. Focusing on original Mississippi made art and gifts, Keri envisioned a versatile space that highlights the arts and welcomes guests with exciting cultural art-driven events and art openings.
This vision became a reality in July of 2021, with the gallery carrying work by over 60 Mississippi artists from paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and artisan-made soaps, candles, and unique gifts.
Click here to view current Pacesetter Gallery artists or go to the Artists in the drop down.
Voted Best Art Gallery by Mississippi Magazine voters for 2023, the gallery is a hot spot for fresh work from emerging and established artists. Expect to hear great music, be greeted with a smile by kind-hearted gallerists who love to share Mississippi art with the world. Over time, the gallery has become a hub in Mississippi for creative events from plein air competitions hosted with Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, music and theatre events, art lessons and art shows. To learn more about upcoming events and get connected and inspired click here or go to our Events page.
Pacesetter Gallery sits within the heart of Flowood, in the Lakeland Commons shopping center next to Kohl's in the Dogwood area on Hwy 25 just down from Party City.
The gallery carries over 60 Mississippi artists and artisans, working in a wide range of mediums and styles with new work coming in daily.
FOR THOSE TRAVELING TO MISSISSIPPI WELCOME! We love to share the stories of our Mississippi artists. Families, friend groups, and travelers try our Anytime, Drop-In 15 minute scavenger hunt 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Perfect for anyone who wants to come visit, learn about the current art collection, and have a positive bit of quality time with friends, family, or outing for educational or social group. Everyone gets a prize!
Pacesetter Gallery is wheelchair accessible and welcomes everyone to enjoy and be inspired by art.
Keri Davis’s roots are deeply imbedded in the arts. She is the granddaughter of Wanna Lu Haile, a prominent Southwest art 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, pictured, which echoes the gallery's goal of Setting the Pace for the Arts in the community and statewide.
Keri valued the 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. Lu recognized Keri's interest in art and signed her up for summer art when she was. This early exposure to making and appreciating art drove Keri to focus her attention on growing her technical skills and learning everything she could about art.
"Art has been a foundation stone for my life. Through times of deep pain and of great joy, experiencing the art of others and creating art has definitely improved my quality of life.
Those personal experiences led to developing our mission at the gallery to support Mississippi makers through selling original art and connecting people to the arts through viewing and participation. We believe it leads to a stronger and deeper sense of community and of self."
Keri attended University of North Texas, with a Studio BFA and Emphasis in Art 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. For over 25 the years, Keri has been a professional artist, musician, and muralist.
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 2021, Keri opened Pacesetter Gallery and dedicates her time and energy to supporting Mississippi artists, making art, and growing cultural arts in her community.
Click HERE to check out the Events page and Purchase Tickets!
Contact the gallery if you need a space to hold a club meeting, educational or corporate teambuilding event or paint and sip themed to your conference. We can create an event just for you.
Open 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Wednesday
10 am to 7 pm Thursday through Saturday.
Open Sundays 1-5 PM in December.
The gallery is always open 24/7 virtually, with all the artwork available for sale, and searchable by artist, 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 or email us at email@example.com