About LeQuire Gallery
Welcome to our world. Since 2003, LeQuire Gallery & Studio, has represented some of Nashville’s most popular artists, as well as nationally recognized contemporary painters and sculptors from across the United States. Visitors can browse over 5,000 sq. feet of floor space with well over 500 works of art and diverse, intriguing exhibits.
Our business is unique in that we are both gallery and studio. The vastness of the space and the variety of work, coupled with private tours of the LeQuire Studio create an engaging and inspiring "backstage" encounter.
Owner Alan LeQuire is best known for Nashville’s most iconic sculptures, Athena Parthenos, the largest indoor sculpture in the western hemisphere and Musica, one of the largest bronze figure groups in the world. He is also well known for capturing a striking likeness through sensitive portraiture, sculpting in multiple materials on every scale and continuing to push boundaries into the abstract and conceptual.
As the anchor of our business, LeQuire believes in the continuum of knowledge passed down through craft, and the life-long quest to create lasting, meaningful work. It is this core belief that dictates our business, the projects we accept, and the artists we represent.
It is rare to find a nationally known sculptor supporting other artists and even more rare for that artist to open his personal studio space to visitors on a daily basis. The common thread among the artists he and his partners select is a dedication to mastery, with a pedigree of mentors and an achievement of distinct style and unique expression. Among our established stable of artists are Juliette Aristides who founded the atelier program at the Gage Academy in Seattle, WA., Canadian artist, Maggie Rose, who teaches at the New York Academy of Art, and local favorite Ben Caldwell, whose hand-made copper pieces have been featured on HGTV, Martha Stewart and in Garden & Gun and OPRAH Magazines.
LeQuire Gallery & Studio is located in a beautiful space on the bustling Charlotte Avenue corridor in Nashville, Tennessee. Five minutes from the Parthenon Museum, ten minutes from Mid-town, and at the heart of the diverse district of West Nashville, LeQuire Gallery has easy access and easy parking. It is a short walk to a number of local independent restaurants; Miel, Answer, Café Nonna, Hattie B’s, EiO & The Hive, to name a few. The eclectic WN mix also includes Rhino Books and Darkhorse Theater, as well as a number of thrift stores all adjacent to trending neighborhoods, Sylvan Park and The Nations.
Offering the opportunity to witness the sculpting of a portrait, a small study, or the building of a major new monument, LeQuire Gallery & Studio provides an insight for the public into the daily life of a sculptor. Visitors encounter the thought process behind each piece and the effort and attention to detail required to create such masterpieces, including the “clay to bronze” process. This excursion, for all ages, is well worth the trip, while the broad range of work in the gallery will inspire and complete the “Charlotte Avenue Experience”.