As we move from summer into autumn, it’s time to embrace the great indoors once more! What better way to spend those crisp autumn days than to visit an art gallery?
With COVID-19 having prevented many of us from visiting art galleries and other places of culture, it’s been wonderful to open our doors once again, welcoming visitors both old and new to see my incredible collection.
Whether you’re in the market for some beautiful artwork for your home, or you want to enjoy some time exploring original, creative artwork – the Smart Gallery doors are open.
If you need further persuading to pay us a visit, then here are ten reasons to visit my wonderful gallery this autumn.
1. I’ve re-opened!
It’s been a long summer, and I’ve missed being able to welcome visitors to the gallery. While we’ve been able to offer private viewings, it’s exciting to be able to open the gallery to visitors again on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
If you’ve missed us as much as we’ve missed you, be sure to pay us a visit and see what’s new.
2. It’s the ideal place to visit on a chilly autumn day
Now that the temperatures have dropped, it’s safe to say there’s a chill in the air. Why not escape the cold and come join us for a visit? The gallery is warm, dry and there’s plenty to see so that you can enjoy something a bit different this weekend. It’s an ideal way to spend some time if you’re in the market for some new artwork for your home.
3. There are all a lot of incredible artists to explore
Smart Gallery is home to work from many incredible artists. From artists specialising in landscapes to cool and quirky abstract prints, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It can be incredible to discover new artists and see work you’ve never seen before, helping you discover new things and broadening your horizons. If you’re looking for something in particular for your space, you’re sure to find it here.
4. It’s a great excuse to invest in art for your home
As we move into the autumn/winter months, it’s a good time to update your decor and get it ready for the season ahead. Did you know that September-December is the busiest time of year for art sales?
Artwork can be very transformative for your home, adding colour, warmth and even a focal point. Whether you’ve moved into a new home or you want to make some changes to your decor, investing in some new art for your home makes for a simple and stylish update.
We have art to suit all kinds of budgets, and even have pieces on sale if you’re looking to grab a bargain.
5. There are some great gifts to help you start your Christmas shopping early
You might think it’s too soon to start thinking about Christmas, but the truth is, it will be here before you know it. If you want to get your shopping started early, you can find plenty of beautiful and thoughtful gifts at Smart Gallery, in addition to our artwork for sale. We’ve taken delivery of some beautiful Italian photo frames, and are expecting plenty of other great gifts over the coming weeks. While you’re here, you can pick up some great gifts for yourself too!
6. It could help your mental health
Exploring art can be very relaxing, helping to ease stress and allowing you to work on your mindfulness. Visiting a gallery can make for a great escape, even if only for a short while. If you’ve been feeling cooped up lately due to restrictions, or you’re looking to indulge your creativity, a visit to Smart Gallery could be what you need to de-stress and enjoy a break from the rest of the world.
If you decide to purchase one of our pieces, you’ll also have the benefit of having them in your home to observe at your own leisure whenever you need some mindfulness.
7. It’s a great way to support your local community
As you’ll know, the last six months have been very difficult for businesses. Now that it’s possible to venture further and visit your town centres and high streets, it’s a good time to support your local community. While I’ve been fortunate to operate online during the summer months, I’m thrilled to be able to welcome you back to the gallery so that you can see and buy all of the fantastic pieces in person. Businesses like local independent contemporary art galleries need your support more than ever, so be sure to pay them a visit when you can.
8. We’re easy to get to
Smart Gallery is easy to get to – we’re located on Harrogate Road in Chapel Allerton. It’s the ideal location to visit to discover art from a wide range of artists that you can purchase during your visit. You’ll find a lot of original paintings that you won’t find anywhere else!
9. We’ve made our gallery COVID-19 safe
I understand a lot of the concerns that people have about getting out right now, but I want to assure you that I’ve taken all of the necessary precautions to make the gallery COVID-19 safe. You can do your bit by wearing a face mask and using the hand sanitiser provided on arrival. We want to make it as safe as possible for you to browse our items to be able to see them in person before you bring them home.
If you’re nervous of crowds right now, we can still arrange individual viewing appointments Sunday-Wednesday, helping you visit the gallery at a time that suits you. Private viewing can give you further opportunities to find out more about the artists, as well as advice to help you choose the right works for your home.
10. We’re always welcoming new artists
Smart Gallery is the place to discover new artists, and we’re always showcasing someone new. Some of the gallery’s most recent artists include, Jayne Deach and Graham Colthorpe, with some incredible works available to purchase. With some striking limited edition prints and one-off pieces, you’ll always find something new and exciting at Smart Gallery.
And if you can’t visit us in person, you can still buy online
While I’m thrilled to be able to open the gallery’s doors once again, not everyone is able to get here at this time. I’m pleased to say you can still shop the collection online, whenever you like, with free delivery on non-sale items. Browse artwork for sale and treat yourself to some new artwork for your home.
It’s my pleasure to be able to open the gallery to you all once more, and I can’t wait for you to visit and choose some wonderful new works for your home. If you need some more information or you have a question about the gallery or any of our artists, click here to get in touch.