Meet The Artist

A Drew Hammond

Andrew “Drew” Hammond was born on the west side of Baltimore, Maryland in 1964. His family lived in the Edmondson Village community. He attended public schools in Maryland and South Carolina. Outside of the standard curricula art class in school, Drew never had any formal art training. He credits God with endowing him artistically with the gift and affinity for art.


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His work is currently on exhibit at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minnesota. In February 2020, he had an exhibit at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Wayzata, MN., and was a featured guest exhibitor in the Solar Arts building hosted by acclaimed local artist, James Nutt.

In March 2020, Drew and his wife, author and visual artist, Beverly Tipton-Hammond launched Berries on the Vine Art Gallery in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

In the summer of 2020, Drew was a participant in the making of the “Black Lives Matter” mural in Minneapolis sponsored by the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery, and a two time participant in the Art Connects Us “COVID” and “Social Justice” billboards projects sponsored by the Hennepin Theater Trust in conjunction with Clear Channel Communications.

Drew and his wife will host a virtual “Social Justice” art forum at the Northrup King Building in February 2021. Drew also plans to release a book of drawings and haikus called “Opulent Beauty” and a long-awaited graphic novel called “A Bully’s Nightmare.”