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 Galleries Weeks in May and October starting on the Friday before half term. The galleries put on new exhibitions of work by new and established artists and give the public the opportunity to meet artists, watch demonstrations and maybe take home a unique piece of artwork.