Savannah is a great city, full of great people doing great things. So next time you are ready to hit the town but can’t figure out where to go then check out Scout’s, “My Favorite Things” series. We will get the inside scoop from influential community members on where they spend their down time in our great city. Safely supporting local business is essential to keeping our city vital and is needed now more than ever.
The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) inspires conversations about the beauty, power and diversity of African arts and culture. The museum is a great Savannah platform for global understanding through an African Lens and a source to use to develop activities for curious students. The museum’s target audience is specifically geared to the youth of Savannah and specifically 7th graders. The non-profit institution was built around the extraordinary personal collection of Donald Kole. SAAM currently has an exhibit called Roots: History, Hair, Culture. This exhibit explores and highlights the importance of hair in major cultures from West and Central Africa. Today we will be interviewing Billie Stultz (B.F.A., art history, 2016) the executive director and head curator of the Savannah African Art Museum.
Please tell people the best way to support the Savannah African Art Museum?
Your favorite place to grab a cocktail in Savannah and why?
Savoy Society for a cocktail, because it’s a laid-back bar, with a beautiful aesthetic.
The restaurant or restaurants you eat out at the most?
Where do you go to get your comfort food fix?
Munchies Bar-B-Q on Montgomery St
Where do you go to unwind?
Foxy Loxy for sure. It’s nice to be able to sit in the courtyard and unwind with a coffee.
Do you have a retail store or stores that you can’t live without?
Starlandia is my guilty pleasure. I think it’s such a fantastic concept for second hand art supplies especially in such an artsy town like Savannah. It’s a great way to repurpose barely used and sometimes new art supplies that otherwise would be thrown out.
Picker Joes – I have always loved antiquing since I was young. It’s the excitement of never knowing what you will find. Picker Joes always has a really cool vibe and selection of antiques, taxidermy, and furniture.
A Savannah business that you find inspiring?
What is your favorite sweet treat in Savannah?
The Chocolate Buttercream Cake from Gallery Espresso. The head baker Chike Cole is a wizard with desserts and I am always excited to see what he comes up with next!
If someone was visiting Savannah for the first time, what’s the one thing they should not miss?
Watching the sunset above River Street, preferably on a rooftop bar.