Highland Galerie is a non profit gallery and community center dedicated to the support and sales of local art and trade in Columbus, Georgia. Our mission is to be a presence of arts in an underserved neighborhood while helping contribute to the revitalization of the Mill District area. HG strives to be a place of encouragement, community wellness and diversity while supporting the student artist, the emerging artist and the established artist. We desire to connect and work with other organizations in our area to make Columbus a better place.

Through the sale of local art, our artists and patrons have collaboratively made a difference in the following ways:


  • Truth Spring Academy and the North Highland Santa Shop for local residents
  • Mercy Med Farm
  • Ginny Wade Campership Fund of Young Life
  • Art Supplies for the Home Is Where the Art Is program at the Safe House
  • Tuition for a CSU art student to attend a 2-week residency at Mildred's Lane School of Art in Pennsylvania
  • The Boys and Girls Club - art sales from The Polo Cup


  • North Highland residents, children and adults
  • New Horizons patients
  • Truth Spring Academy K-5
  • Foster Children
  • Columbus High School student senior project
  • Brookstone High School student senior project
  • Double Churches student selected to draw school mural banner
  • Young Professionals of the Chamber of Columbus Fundraiser
  • Clement Arts Fundraiser
  • Bibb City Neighborhood meeting/  gathering
  • Leadership Columbus
  • UGA Alumni gathering
  • Brookstone School Alumni gathering


Dee Dee Tebeau is a Columbus, Georgia native. As an interior designer for over 25 years, she was always drawn to creative and artistic trades and the people behind the craft. Behind each design project involving upholstery, sewing and woodworking were fine craftsmen and women. Her grandmother, Mary Passailaigue, was an accomplished and well-respected artist, so she was raised with an appreciation for the arts. Combining the elements from tradespeople and artisans to create beautiful spaces is her passion.

In an effort to connect with her family legacy - and share that connection with her own children - Dee Dee wanted to create a space to showcase local artists and benefit the local community. Along with her husband, Tom, she has a heart for the people of the North Highland and Bibb City neighborhoods of her hometown. It was only fitting that this community would become the home for Highland Galerie.


Mary Flournoy Passailaigue was born in Columbus, Georgia. She studied at Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, the Atlanta School of Art, and St. Simon's Art School.

An accomplished still life and landscape painter, she was an active member of the Columbus arts community and played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Columbus Museum. Among her many achievements, Mary was one of the first women to be inducted into the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City.

The Highland Galerie is dedicated to her memory and her legacy.