A new boutique art gallery aims for something a little different. The Keep is a new art and home shop in Clitheroe which promises to bring a unique and contemporary style to the town.
Local artist and designer Tony Bentley showcases his own work in The Keep whilst also promoting other UK based artists and makers to give his customers a variety of handmade and design led items at a range of prices to suit every pocket. Tony and his wife Julia decided to follow their dream of opening their own boutique gallery in order to try something new and different in the local thriving art community. Julia explains: ‘We love looking at beautiful art but have sometimes felt a bit intimidated by the more traditional galleries, so we wanted to create a more relaxed and less formal space in which to browse contemporary artworks and design-led unique home-wares alongside handmade jewellery, stylish books and even artist-made greetings cards. We’re also very proud to be stockists of the famous Leach pottery from St.Ives in Cornwall, considered by many to be the birthplace of British studio pottery. It was quite a coup for a small gallery like ours. We hope that everyone will feel welcome as we believe that art should not be exclusive and can be a part of every home, whether as sculpture, painting, coaster or teapot.’
Directions ‘The Keep’ is up the cobbled lane, just off Castlegate next to ‘Up and Running’.