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.

“I believe that by connecting with the goodness in life, we can find the best
instantiation of ourselves…
to become the people we always hoped we would
be… and offer whatever strength and light we have
within ourselves
to help others find their way.”

Robin created HorseSpirit Arts Gallery as a community where artists could display and sell their work, support one another, and bring uplifting art to their community and beyond.

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 floods in 2016 and 2018, Robin made the heartbreaking decision to leave Old Ellicott City.

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 believe art reminds us of the goodness of life; inspires us to achieve new, amazing things; can help heal a broken spirit.
We recognize the uniqueness and beauty of works of art and that art is experienced, not just viewed.
We value integrity and a genuine spirit.
We value our gallery artists not only for their exceptional talent but also for their kind and generous hearts.

Our Team
Our dedicated team warmly welcomes customers and creates an environment to explore the Gallery’s wide variety of art (mediums, styles, perspectives, price range, etc.). We want our guests to find art that speaks to them and are thrilled to take it home. We also want customers to find meaningful gifts for their friends and loved ones.

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 Brand – Webmaster
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