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Galleries and Studios

Marvel at local, regional and internationally acclaimed artwork across Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Marvel at local, regional and internationally acclaimed artwork

The internationally-acclaimed Turner Contemporary art gallery leads the creative charge with cool individual galleries and studios emerging across Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

Amongst the cobbled streets of Margate Old Town, you will find a growing number of independent galleries - Pie Factory, The Eclectic Art Gallery, alongside studios and workshops which showcase local and national artists work, with the opportunity to pick up a piece of work. 

Dotted around the harbour and side streets of Broadstairs you will find individual galleries such as New Kent Art Gallery and Broadstairs Gallery offering limited prints, panoramic photographs and exhibitions of local work 

Not to be outdone by Margate’s offering, Ramsgate has its own artistic appeal with York Street Gallery exhibiting works by local artists and The Gallery at Nice Things. Ramsgate was where Vincent Van Gogh spent time as a teacher and resident. A bust of the artist, created by sculptor Anthony Padgett, can be seen in Spencer Square. 

Come in August sees Thanet Open Studios whilst in October East Kent Artists' Open Houses finds artists and artisans opening their studios, galleries and homes showcasing their work 

Discover art and craft events

  • Margate
    • Anthony Giles Studio and Gallery -powerful landscape images of the Kent coast on display
    • The Black Gallery - gallery exhibiting the works of local figurative sculptor and hyper realist painter Matthew Penn
    • Carl Freedman Gallery - contemporary art gallery
    • Clayspace Studio - providing ceramics studio space, classes and workshops
    • Crate - Artist-led studio and project space, supporting contemporary artists’ research and practice
    • DIG Gallery - featuring the art of Deborah Isabella Gilbert and photos from Nick Gilbert
    • The Eclectic Art Gallery - gallery where artists experiment exhibiting their works
    • Hera Margate -carefully curated contemporary art, ceramics and jewellery primarily by Kent based artists and designers
    • Hotel Michele - Studio and Project Space
    • Joseph Wales Gallery - exhibitions hosted of local artists and artisans 
    • King Street Studio and Gallery - gallery promoting local artists with classes and specialist one day workshops
    • Limbo - Not-for-profit organisation providing affordable studios and project space, which hosts an experimental and dynamic programme of curated events 
    • Lovelys Gallery - established in 1891, selling fine art, artists supplies and picture framing service, alongside exhibitions and workshops 
    • The Margate School - thriving space for artists to showcase their work including art, readings, art classes, performance and more 
    • Open School East - alternative arts school that serves as a learning and  experimental space for artists
    • Paul's Gallery - display and sell of original artworks by local and student artists
    • Penthouse Margate - gallery open by appointment 
    • Pie Factory Margate - community gallery space for local artists and creatives to exhibit
    • Quench - Project space and gallery
    • Resort - studios, workshops and exhibition space run by a collective of creative professionals
    • Rhodes Gallery - exhibitions of fine and contemporary art
    • Turner Contemporary - internationally renowned gallery showing contemporary and historical art. 
    • TwoDuke Gallery - 2D gallery space of artists, designers, writers, musicians and creatives
    • Well Projects - artist-led gallery and performance space
  • Broadstairs
    • The Broadstairs Gallery - showcasing work from both locally and internationally renowned artists
    • Kent Coast Gallery - fine art photography gallery
    • Kent Talent Art Studio - art classes for adults and children with a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters.
    • The Little Art Gallery - chance to purchase original paintings in oil, watercolour, acrylic and pencil, plus photos on canvas, murals, commissions, art classes and painting holidays
    • New Kent Art Gallery - intimate fine art gallery featuring changing exhibitions of paintings, prints, ceramics and glass
  • Ramsgate
    • Aitch Gallery - Gallery showcasing work and selling collectibles, antiques and homewares
    • Gallery 98 - gallery selling ceramics and jewellery with a rolling programme of painting exhibitions
    • The Gallery @ Nice Things - art exhibition alongside one-off unusual gifts, jewellery, ceramics and original art to purchase
    • Laurent Delaye Gallery - showing cutting-edge contemporary art
    • McGillan and Woodell - independent art gallery, gift shop and framers with exhibitions 
    • Created to Treasure Pottery & Castings (Paint Your Own Ceramics) - opportunity to paint a wide range of bisque pottery pieces with ceramic glazes
    • Shopfront Gallery - 
    • Silverland Studio - Two artists' studios, with gallery and teaching centre, offering courses in painting for adults and children
    • Something Fishy: The Little Arch Gallery - gallery specialising in the marine-themed ceramics and sculptures of Suzy Curtis
    • The Wooden Box Gallery and Studio - independent artist led gallery featuring and showcase work of artists, makers, thinkers and doers 
    • Turner Rowe Art Centre and Gallery - opening in July 2022
    • York Street Gallery - community gallery and studio exhibiting work by local artists and artisans
  • Villages
    • Matthew Alexander Fine Art - works by local artist Matthew Alexander
    • Quex Craft Village - see crafting skills first hand with the chance to purchase goods 
    • Westgate Galleria - a creative centre for artists and artisans to showcase and sell their works. Providing workshops, demonstrations and creative courses
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