About SAA

Established in 1920, in the basement of Mills B Lane's home, the Savannah Art Association (SAA) has a long history of promoting the visual arts in Savannah. We welcome all levels of artists, from beginner to professional, in a friendly and nurturing environment where artists help one another to learn new techniques, improve their work and succeed in the art world.  

The SAA conducts exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and educational programs that support its members and the community at large.

We also provide opportunities for our members to showcase their work, by partnering with local business and associations willing to offer venues for openings and the other art events. Encouragement and recognition for outstanding work are facilitated through honors and awards. 

General membership meetings are held each month with additional events, discussions, exhibits, and shows scheduled throughout the year. 

As the oldest art association in Georgia, we look fondly at our history and have our eyes in the future. Our website where members post current art events, calls for entries, and host a forum to discuss a variety of art topics.  Just one look at the sampling from our artists demonstrates the compelling nature of visual art and the diversity of our community.