Due to its stunning location and vistas, Dartmouth has been a magnet for both contemporary and traditional artists for centuries. The River Dart has been an inspiration for many artists who come to Dartmouth – and so many have stayed and set up Galleries in the town.

The Dartmouth shopping streets are lined with art galleries exhibiting the work of both local and national artists, where you can browse the beautiful paintings, prints, crafts, jewellery and sculptures – and purchase if you wish. You can easily spend an afternoon wandering through the galleries admiring the beautiful pieces.

Dartmouth Galleries Festivals

Due to its artistic nature, Dartmouth galleries celebrate their artwork with two Dartmouth Galleries Festivals throughout the year. These festivals open artist’s doors and give the public the opportunity to meet the artists, watch demonstrations, attend talks and maybe take home a unique piece of artwork.