Lexicon Gallery represents contemporary artists with collaborative spirit, with a focus on established visual artists (painters, sculptors, textiles, and mixed media artists), as well as several world-renowned fashion designers.  We serve the art-curious, the art addict, and the art aficionado.  Nurturing artistic success is our mission; igniting a passion for collecting art is our calling.  




‘Lexicon’ is the vocabulary of a language, from the Greek origin lexikon, ‘to speak.’         


At Lexicon, we ask the question: “Which work of art speaks to you?”  And delve into your “Why?” to discover deeper levels of meaning for works of art in your life.



The gallery presents vibrant, curatorial programming featuring local/ regional, national, and international contemporary artists.  Our knowledgeable team is here to enrich, entertain, and inform as your art-viewing experience expands, as well as to provide opportunities for deeper connections to artists and to our creative community. 



At Lexicon, we believe that art is a vehicle for healing, and provide a platform for the benefits of an art-filled life.  For those suffering from personal tragedy, loss, depression, loneliness, or anxiety, the experience of creativity in a welcoming, supportive space can be quite cathartic.  Our programming includes relaxing, hands-on workshops with artists to reconnect to the feeling of joy at simply “making things.”  In a broader sense, we strive to help heal our community through partnerships with local non-profits to combat homelessness, food insecurity, mental health, trauma, and addiction issues, and we passionately support animal rescue organizations, environmental causes, and art education for at-risk youth.



Lexicon Gallery is a warm, welcoming light-filled space that is open and inclusive to all. We are kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and wheelchair accessible.  We are here to welcome you with kindness, conversation, and smiles for miles, as we believe wholeheartedly in the connective spark between two souls drawn together through art.  We look forward to welcoming you soon...

Live artfully!


Lexicon Gallery


904 Pecan Avenue


Charlotte, NC 28205


*Parking is behind our building, off of Chesterfield Ave.



Spring Hours:


Tuesday- Saturday: 11am- 5pm






Cell: (704) 649-5060


Cassandra Alexis Richardson

Owner | Director

With an unyielding sunny disposition and innate passion for art since childhood, Cassandra has spent the last two decades as a gallery director in San Francisco and Charlotte, and as an art adviser on private yachts and luxury cruise ships worldwide.  She has produced regional, national, and international exhibitions from progressive contemporary artists to the Great Masters: Picasso, Dali, Rembrandt, Goya, Erte, and the like.  With a background in non-profit art-centric fundraising, she curated exhibitions for Tipi Hedren, Bill Clinton, and George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch.  In tandem with her mentor, David Ferguson of the Institute for Unpopular Culture, Cassandra is known for her representation of Jean Michel Basquiat's The Offs First Record, which premiered at Art Basel Miami in 2007. 


Originally from Charlotte, Cassandra was a Country Day 'lifer' and graduated suma cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a triplicate degree in Art History, Fine Arts, and English Literature, later completing Sotheby's Institute of Art curriculum, "Writing for the Contemporary

Art World."  Upon her return to the Queen City, she served as Gallery Director of Central Piedmont Community College  under the tutelage of beloved mentor, Melissa Vrana, Dean of the Arts, during which time CPCC's lauded Ross & Pease galleries won Charlotte Magazine's 2015 "Best Art Gallery" award.  Cassandra's bold vision brought the mighty talent of Lee Baumgarten, MyLoan Dinh, and Charles Williams to headline the celebrated Sensoria Festival of the Arts during her tenure at the college. 


In 2018, Cassandra won an Arts & Science Council Cultural Vision Grant for The Evocation Project, a year-long endeavor with brilliant local artist Monique Luck.  Co-sponsored by McColl Center and International House, The Evocation Project explores the complexity of the human response to loss, using art as a platform to bring about healing through personal connection.  


Three years ago, Cassandra took the helm as Gallery Director of Anne Neilson Fine Art, leading the gallery to an unprecedented level of success with her incredible knowledge, ineffable energy, and contagious passion. She was deeply inspired by Anne's mission to give back to the community through art;  it is a mission that Cassandra will carry forward in gratitude for the rest of her days.


In 2022, it was time to take the leap towards a lifelong dream: launching a gallery venture of her own—  and thus, Lexicon Gallery was born!  Cassandra is a committed champion of contemporary artists, an arts industry expert, and an esteemed guide for impassioned art lovers at any stage of their collecting journey.  She has written feature articles for The San Francisco Chronicle, Juxtapoz Magazine, LUX Lifestyle Magazine, Southpark Magazine, and The Charlotte Observer.  An impassioned fashionista gallerista, she has been deeply inspired by her friendship with style icon Luis Machicao, and expanded the mission of Lexicon to champion several world-renowned fashion designers whose aesthetics, passions, and purpose are synergistic with her own.  


Cassandra is elated to contribute to the cultural landscape of our beloved Queen City, and to warmly welcome you to Lexicon, where your next love affair with art may begin…

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