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Sanaa Gallery opened its doors in July 2008 as the materialization of a vision for the Jackson arts scene. Its proprietor, Lorenzo D. Gayden, saw that there was a need and a market for a more diversified art scene. An accomplished artist himself, Mr. Gayden wanted to create a venue that welcomed all artistic expression, especially that which emerged from the vibrant African-American community that nurtured and shaped his world view. As a highly experienced custom framer and a trained artist, he brings a wealth of knowledge perfectly suited to give Sanaa an edge in it's offerings .
Helping to make this vision a reality was a grant from the 2007 Miller Urban Entrepreneur Series (MUES) competition, an annual competition which recognizes outstanding young business leaders from across the nation. Sanaa Gallery was one of only 12 national recipients, and was the first recipient from Mississippi in the 8 years that the competition has existed.
In Sanaa, patrons will experience a gallery space designed to provide the sophisticated ambiance of larger metropolitan areas with the warmth that is particular to Jackson (MS).
This City is one of the best kept secrets in the southeastern United States. It boasts a rich culture of literature, music, food, hospitality, and art, earning the capital city of Mississippi our moniker ”City With Soul."
Come and experience the soulful art and expert framing found at Sanaa, and turn your life into a Work of Art!