Information for Artists



  • Are you a local artist who is keen to see your work exhibited?  Well Cheltenham’s well established community art gallery – The Gardens Gallery – located in the restored Proscenium Building in Montpellier Gardens is available to hire.
  • The Gallery is fully fitted with everything that is needed to exhibit your work including a hanging system, display screens, spot lighting and it even has a small kitchen.
  • As a Community Interest Company we aim to keep our hire charges as low as possible to enable local artists to show their work to the community.  You can exhibit as a solo artist or in combination with artist friends or as part of a larger art group.
  • You may also hire the Gallery for other arts-related activities such as educational pursuits, art workshops.
  • Our Virtual Sales Gallery now offers artists who have booked the Gallery the opportunity to sell their work on line for a period of up to 3 months.  For further information click here
  • The Gardens Gallery is an artist led initiative, formed by a consortium of five local art groups and managed by volunteers.  This voluntary effort helps keep the overheads low to make it affordable and the hire rate is set at a level that will just enable the running costs to be covered, with any small surplus being reinvested in the development of the gallery.
  • To hire the gallery you must complete the Hirer Registration Form to become a member. to complete the form click here.
  •  To find out more about hiring the gallery click here.




The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

Follow for a history of the gardens and for information about Friends of the Bandstand and Gardens(FOMBAG).


  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

For full information about accessibility, please follow this link:


 Typical annual foot-fall is 22000.

If we take out the impact of Festivals then the weekly average is 400 per week.

This varies according to the variables of weather, social media, networking, number of artists, and the appeal of the Exhibition


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