As well as maps, postcards & gifts, you can browse our new gallery & exhibition space and perhaps walk off with a masterpiece!
We opened our Blue Light Gallery in April 2013 on the ground floor of the Community Office, in Masham’s Old Police House. You can view the work of talented local artists and makers. The changing exhibitions includes high quality work to admire or buy from local painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, jewellery-makers, textile artists and more. Expect something different every time you visit.
The gallery supports local artists and makers by providing them with a place to showcase and sell their work. Some of the proceeds go to support the work of the Community Office.
CALLING ARTISTS OR MAKERS…
If you are a local artist or maker struggling to find space to exhibit and sell your work, we may have the answer. The Blue Light Gallery is housed in the Community Office which is the Tourism Information Point for Mashamshire, as well as providing a range of services and information for locals too. This means we expect high levels of footfall – average 1,000 visitors a month out of season and 2,000 per month during the peak season. The space is staffed during opening hours (10:00am till 3:00pm) throughout the year.
The space has been recently upgraded and we are now seeking artists, makers and photographers with high quality work who wish to exhibit. The gallery offers:
– space available approximately 4 metres square
– a specialist hanging system that can accommodate a variety of sizes and types of framed work
– two glass display cabinets perfect for displaying jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, textiles etc
– further open cabinets and shelving provide display space for larger or heavier work
– access to credit and debit card sales
We aim to to have a constantly changing exhibition so space can be arranged for periods from 1 week and charges are flexible.
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