The first of what is hoped to be many independent Harrogate Art Trails is being launched this Saturday.
From 5.30pm ‘til 8pm, art lovers are invited to discover three of Harrogate’s town centre art galleries with a unique art trail encompassing The Dove Tree Art Studio, 108 Fine Art and RedHouse Originals Gallery.
The concept was instigated by Harrogate artist Anita Bowerman of Dove Tree Art Studio.
She said: “The idea comes from London where the galleries open their doors early in the evening and people can enjoy a glass of wine whilst enjoying a range of artwork. People sometimes feel intimidated by art galleries, we are hoping to break this down and just welcome everyone in to see the work we have on display.”
Andrew Stewart of 108 Fine Art said: “Harrogate is quickly becoming established as one of the North’s leading centres for the visual arts, with at least five new venues opening within the last few years.
“The town continues to grow as a major attraction for anyone interested in quality modern, contemporary, or historical art; attracting art lovers and collectors from both the UK and abroad”.
Richard McTague of RedHouse Originals: “This is our first art trail evening and we are hoping to have more galleries involved in the autumn and particularly near Christmas. On the evening of the trail will be launching a retrospective exhibition by the legendary music photographer Gered Mankowitz and are very excited to be bringing this special collection to Harrogate.”
The Harrogate Art Trail is open to all and there are no admission charges. Collectors old and new are invited to take advantage of special offers on artworks available exclusively on Saturday evening.
The Dove Tree Art Studio on Back Granville Road adjoining Cheltenham Parade near the Theatre, 108 Fine Art is on Crown Place near the Pump Rooms and RedHouse Originals at 15 Cheltenham Mount.
Anita said: “What better way to start your evening than to have a glass of wine and discover or revisit the diverse range of Harrogate’s art galleries? A trip to the theatre or a local restaurant could be next. “