About Us

Collecting and Publishing African-American Art Since 1989

Welcome to E&S!

E&S was established in Louisville, KY in 1989 by Walter Shannon. Today, E&S is operated by Shannon and wife, Cathy. Over the course of 30 years, E&S grew from a 2,500 square foot strip mall location to its current location - an 11,000+ square foot gallery, custom framing, and art publishing company.

E&S is an award-winning gallery with a reputation of providing clients with exquisite, award-winning custom framing and collectible artwork. Since 2015, E&S has been named “Best Gallery in Kentucky” and one of the “Top 25 Galleries in The U.S.” by American Art Awards. E&S offers original and limited edition African-American fine art works for sale, including fine art originals, graphics, and sculpture by renowned artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, and Ed Dwight as well as popular contemporaries like Dean Mitchell, Twin, Alice Gatewood Waddell, Leroy Campbell, Sherry Shine, Kevin Williams, and many others.


E&S clients list includes corporations like Bridgeman Foods, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., PNC Bank, the Tom Joyner Foundation, the National Urban League, as well as private collectors, including singer/songwriter Kem, Comedian Sinbad, Bob Johnson, the late Dr. Donda West, (mother of Kanye), and Louisville’s own Muhammad Ali, to name just a few.

E&S Gallery has been featured in such national magazines as Decor, Art Business News, Art Trends, Black Enterprise, and Southern Living Magazine. Recognized for professional national exhibitions, E&S has been the gallery of the Kentucky Derby Grand Gala, The Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage, The Capital Jazz Super Cruise, Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, and the Odyssey Network Women’s Conference.

E&S Gallery is located at 108 S. 10th Street, on 10th Street between Market and Main Streets in downtown Louisville. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, (EST) and is closed Sunday, Monday, and all major holidays. All major credit cards are welcome. Also ask about E&S convenient layaway plans.

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Check Out These E&S Videos and Promotionals

All About Art Holiday Episode 10

with artist Alice Gatewood Waddell

Thanks for 30 Years...!

All About Art Sculpture Episode 8

featuring Ed Hamilton

2004 Grand Opening of 10th Street Location

All About Art WAK Art Episode 7

featuring Kevin A. Williams - WAK

Urban Spotlight on E&S Gallery