• Location


    104 W. Parrish Street

    Durham, North Carolina  27701


    +1 919 485 9602

    Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12PM–5PM and by appointment

  • About Ella West Gallery

    In August 2023, Linda Shropshire launched Ella West Gallery in the heart of the historic Black Wall Street area in Downtown Durham, NC. Representing brilliant artists from the region, across the U.S., and abroad, Ella West Gallery aims to shift narratives around what is beautiful, brilliant, and deserving of recognition in the canon of art history. With a focus on artists who are women, people of color, and LGBTQ+, Linda has created a space that is both inviting and world-class.


    Every three months, Ella West Gallery features A-list artists for new and established collectors alike. New memberships offer community, access, education, and various avenues to collect art. 

  • About the Founder, Linda Shropshire

    About the Founder

    Linda Shropshire

    Inspired by an early art education and an instructor who influenced the career of artist Ernie Barnes, Linda has spent decades as a collector and advocate for the arts. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, she has called Durham home since 1993. She is on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Museum of Art and serves to steward the museum’s permanent collection as part of the art acquisition committee. As a member of the Black Trustee Alliance, Linda spends time in a national collective community of museum and gallery leaders, ensuring museums and institutions create more space for Black artists and those who are traditionally left out of the art history narrative. Linda studied at NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. As a former leader for corporate social responsibility and human rights for a Fortune 100 company, she brings both a passion for art and business acumen to Ella West Gallery.