Heart of the Community
95% of our Exhibitions are by local artists because this is a Gallery whose aims are to promote art in the community. If you are looking to book a week for an exhibition then check the exhibition diary for available weeks and then see “Information for artists”.
Walk in the Park
Every week from March to December we have a new exhibition running so PLEASE drop in on a regular basis throughout the year…a walk in the park! (The access for disabled visitors is behind the Gallery) . The Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Pop into the friendly Montpellier Gardens Café on your way.
Festivals in the Park
We welcome Festivals in Montpellier Gardens but during their setting up and taking down periods before and after the Literature and Jazz Festivals we no longer take bookings from exhibitors who primarily want to sell their work: the construction work is too intrusive. This is not the case with the Food and Drink Festival. The Gallery is still available for non-selling exhibitions or workshops during those periods.
We have 30,000 visitors per annum in the Gallery and 8000 visit our website.
We try to provide artists with good marketing support…for example an Art e-bulletin goes to 1000 art enthusiasts every month but we need exhibitors to provide good information and high res photos 2 months before the hire date!
We now have a long lease from Cheltenham Borough Council and celebrate their being able to provide us, a Community Interest Company run by volunteers, with such a prestigious location in beautiful surroundings.