Rob Shaw Gallery cuts ribbon on new location

April 11, 2024

The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the new location of Rob Shaw Framing and Gallery at 2123 Park Street in the historic Elmwood Park neighborhood.

After twenty years in the framing industry, Columbia artist Rob Shaw opened Rob Shaw Framing and Gallery in 2019. Originally located in West Columbia, the store recently moved to Park Street.

In addition to offering custom framing, Shaw sells original artwork—both his own and that of artists from around the state.

For the past five years, the gallery has hosted art receptions and monthlong shows featuring South Carolina artists. The gallery at the new location will continue these popular offerings. In addition, the new space will allow Shaw to offer more frequent palette knife painting classes.

When asked why he started his business, Shaw notes that framing, displaying, selling, and teaching art are all creative endeavors that allow him to meet interesting people, to experience a wide variety of art, and to have a venue for showcasing and selling his own work and that of other talented South Carolina artists.