HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Historic Savage Mill, Savage, MD

Robin Holliday, Owner and Curator

Welcome to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, founded in 2013 to fulfill the lifelong dream of owner and curator Robin Holliday.

“I wanted the Gallery to be a place of refuge, a sanctuary from the outside world.
 I hope that people find art that speaks to them…means something to them…
and then take it home to their sanctuary.”

Robin designed HorseSpirit Arts Gallery to reflect her beliefs and provide guests with a place to remember the goodness and beauty of life. The Gallery’s sales focus on uplifting art created by local artists who are talented and kind souls.

Our Story/Our Resilience
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery opened as a small, one-room gallery where Robin exhibited her artwork and that of a few other local artists. In 2015, she moved HorseSpirit Arts Gallery to Main Street in Old Ellicott City, MD. On Main Street, the Gallery grew to represent over 40 local artists. Unfortunately, after suffering significant losses in two devastating flash floods in 2016 and 2018, Robin made the decision to leave Old Ellicott City. In November 2018, she reopened HorseSpirit Arts Gallery at Historic Savage Mill, in Savage, MD where she now represents over 45 local artists.

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery has been recognized as a contributor to the local and regional arts:
• 2021 – Baltimore Sun’s “Best of Howard County” for Best Art Gallery
• 2020 – Baltimore Sun’s “Best of Howard County” for Best Art Gallery
2019 – Baltimore Sun’s “Best of Howard County” for Best Art Gallery
2018 – Howard County Arts Council “HOWIE” Award for “Outstanding Business Supporter of the Arts.”
2016 – Baltimore Sun’s “Best of Howard County” for Best Art Gallery

Our Values
• We at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery honor every soul’s humanity and dignity. We promote diversity, equality, and inclusion for all guests, artists, and employees. We have a special place in our hearts for embracing and promoting the LGBTQ+ community.
• We believe art reminds us of the goodness of life; inspires us to achieve new and amazing things; is experienced, not just viewed; and can help heal a broken spirit.
• We value our gallery artists’ exceptional talent and kind, generous hearts.

Our Team
Our dedicated team warmly welcomes customers and creates an environment them to explore the Gallery’s wide variety of art (mediums, styles, perspectives, price range, etc.). 

Robin Holliday – Owner and Gallery Curator
Max Crownover – Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Dona Grant – Gallery Manager and Social Media Coordinator
Mary-Anne Mulcahy – Website/Social Media Assistant
Karen J. Brand – Webmaster/Inventory Manager
Linda Schisler – Graphic Designer

About Historic Savage Mill

Savage Mill was founded in 1820 as a textile mill, weaving canvas sailcloth for clipper ships that sailed in and out of Baltimore Harbor. Later, the mill produced cloth for tents and other supplies during the Civil War.

Today, this historic complex of buildings with over 175,000 square feet is now home to antique centers, home furnishing stores, craft galleries, artist studios, specialty shops, destination restaurants and banquet facilities. Scenic hiking trails surround the area as well.

To learn more, and to plan your trip, visit SavageMill.com.

 

 

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