The Attic Gallery celebrates 47 years in downtown Vicksburg

Published 6:27 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Attic Gallery has been a mainstay on Washington Street for more than four decades, and on Friday a gathering will be held to celebrate its 47th anniversary.

Lesley Silver, who is the owner, credits the gallery’s longevity to the art pieces offered. In today’s culture, she said, many things can be ordered on line, but art falls into a unique category.

“The thing about art is the pieces are one of a kind, and you really need to see them, touch them, bond with them. It’s personal,” Silver said.

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During her years on Washington Street, Silver said, sometimes it seems incomprehensible to think she has been there for this long, but through the years it has been rewarding to continue offering unique art to all who come into the gallery.

“I am aware that those steps to the Attic Gallery have received a lot of wear and tear from people all over the world, and it makes me proud to be able to share our Southern talent with so many who connect with the art. Often when travelers find us on a trip they come back and plan their vacation so we are part of it. It’s gratifying,” she said.

The gathering, which will also serve, as an art show for featured artist will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 on the third floor of the Attic Gallery, 1101 Washington St.

The free event is open to the public and featured artist will be Rick Anderson; Lane Berg; Jean Blue; Tony Davenport; Lynthia Edwards; Paul Fayard; Elayne Goodman; Kennith Humphrey; Lucy Hunnicut; Ellen Langford; Patt Odom; Susie Ranager and Jamie Tate.

Many of the artists will be on hand at the show, Silver said.

For more information, call 601 638 9221 or visit

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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