Christmas gift ideas galore at art club’s annual exhibition

Published Wednesday, 24th October 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s an opportunity to find some beautiful and original Christmas presents at a popular exhibition which opens in Hartlepool next month.

Hartlepool Art Club’s Annual Exhibition begins with a special preview night at Hartlepool Art Gallery in Church Square on Friday 16 November from 7pm – 9pm. The exhibition then opens officially on Saturday 17 November.

The exhibition, which attracts people from the town and further afield, will showcase a range of both representative and experimental artwork by the club’s current members and will feature a variety of techniques and subject matter.

Most of the pieces on show will be for sale and there will be a further opportunity to stock up on some unique Christmas presents with everything from stationery to hand-crafted jewellery, homewares and fashion accessories in the gallery’s Christmas shop.  

Gallery Christmas Shop

There are lots of great Christmas gift ideas in Hartlepool Art Gallery

Ashley Landsbury, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Cultural Officer, said: “We are very proud to once again be hosting Hartlepool Art Club’s Annual Exhibition and giving its talented members a much deserved platform to showcase their inspirational work.

“We also hope people come and browse our Christmas shop which is bursting with gorgeous, unique gifts for that special someone.”

Hartlepool Art Club is one of the largest clubs in the North-East and currently has around 100 adult members, ranging from enthusiastic beginners to experienced painters, while the ‘Dabble In Art’ group has 15 members from junior to secondary school age.

Hartlepool Art Club meets every second Wednesday of the month in the art gallery and new members and visitors are always welcome. For details call Hartlepool Art Gallery on 01429 869706.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 12 January. The art gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm, except for bank holidays, and entry is free.