Our Story

It's Amazingly Rewarding to Serve You Every Year

Seaside Art Gallery, painting by Suzanne MorrisFounded in 1961 by the Smith family, Seaside Art Gallery first opened its doors in Nags Head, North Carolina. It was mostly wild beaches with no stop lights and only a few buildings. Nags Head became a town that same year.

Today, Seaside Art Gallery represents the finest artists in North Carolina, the United States, and around the world. Paintings, animation art, etchings, sculptures, and the Old Masters are shown in a manner that allows each work to be viewed in a beautiful space with peaceful ambiance.

One of the Largest Galleries in the Southeast

Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest private galleries in the Southeast, with reputed excellence and customer service. Our staff is committed to creating an enjoyable and uplifting art experience for every visitor. We’re here to foster an appreciation for the works of art created by our extraordinary artists and to provide the expertise to advise both new and seasoned art collectors. 

Accredited Fine Arts Appraiser

Melanie Smith, the owner, is an accredited fine arts appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers. The authenticity of the gallery's art is fully guaranteed.

Business hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am – 5pm (and open until 6pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day). Need to talk with someone? Call our toll-free number, 800-828-2444. Or email us at info@seasideart.com, and we'll answer you within 24 hours.