Getting Arty in Harrogate
As well as excellent shops, restaurants, bars and businesses, Harrogate is home to a great selection of cultural diversions. This includes an array of art galleries and studios.
Pablo Picasso said ‘The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.’ So if the grind has left you feeling a bit grubby what you need could be a taste of culture. If so, the following Harrogate galleries could have just what you need.
The Rapture Gallery exhibits several artists and various styles. The current collection focuses on painter Peter Hill, as well as other notable names such as Lucia Smith, Eric Moss, Brian Anson and Patrick Smith.
2 Westmoreland Street, Harrogate, HG1 5AT
McTague of Harrogate
Here you can find a selection of old prints and paintings. This exhibitor/dealer specialises in sporting and Yorkshire-related subject matter, from oil painted landscapes to watercolour hunt scenes.
Cheltenham Mount, HG1 1DW
Chantry House Gallery
This gallery was established over 30 years ago and has become known for offering affordable art to North Yorkshire’s art scene and those who visit especially from further afield. A programme of exhibitions is held throughout the year, featuring established and up-and-coming artists.
Main Street, HG3 3AY
Art in the Mill
For something a little more modern you might want to visit Art in the Mill, an independent contemporary art gallery in Knaresborough which exhibits a year-round programme of solo and mixed shows and installations.
Green Dragon Yard, Off Castlegate, Knaresborough, HG58AU
Mercer Art Gallery
Mercer Art Gallery is home to over 2000 pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. This grand edifice is something of a work of art in itself and it is the place to visit for lovers of fine art.
Swan Rd Harrogate HG1 2SA
A mixture of fine art and contemporary art can be found at Anstey Galleries, as well as sculpture and hand crafted jewellery. The gallery claims to understand the real value in unique, non-mass produced art and says its pieces reflect this philosophy.
Swan Road, HG1 2SA