ARt Galleries In York
If culture’s your thing then York is one of the
most art-friendly cities in the region, encouraging visitors
to get inspired and get involved. The city has hosted
many exhibitions including a yearly digital arts festival that showcased installations from the UK and further afield,
however if you want to know where to go for exhibiitions
throughout the year, check out our guide...
One of the city's most prominent landmarks is the York
City Art Gallery [map] located at Exhibition Square. Visitors will find collections
spanning seven centuries, in addition to a programme of
constantly changing exhibitions that occasionally includes
digital installations, as well as a variety of sculptures
and iron work.
Just around the corner from the City Art Gallery is the
less traditional but equally interesting Adze Gallery
[map] on Gillygate. The Adze Gallery is home to a variety
of paintings and sculptures by both internationally renowned
and up-and-coming artists. And the gallery operates an
arts loan scheme, which aims to make art purchasing accessible
One of the most famous photography galleries in the country
is based right in the city centre. The Impressions
at Castlegate, is home to some of the most important work
by UK photographers and has many fascinating exhibitions
that includes showcasing the Jerwood Awards every
For a slightly different artistic focus you could try
the Blake Gallery [map],
Blake Street, which offers visitors the chance to see
work by a collection of local and national artists with
many works inspired by the beautiful scenery of York and
the Yorkshire Moors. And the Pyramid Art Gallery [map],
Stonegate, is the perfect place to view and purchase original
pieces of jewellery and other handicraft.
Check out the art gallery at the National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York, for rail and train-inspired paintings
by some famous names. Art exhibitions change constantly
here so check the listings before paying a visit.
A government initiative called York Open Studios regularly displays work by local artists in non-studio
venues such as restaurants, libraries and schools, so
keep your eyes open when visiting unusual venues for displays
by some of the regions best artists.
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