Art Galleries and Creative Spaces

Discover Kendal’s art scene with a our great range of art galleries and creative hubs.


From international exhibitions to local artists, from stunning gifts shops to creative classes…

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

The award-winning Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a beautiful Grade I listed villa in beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Kent. Home to a packed programme of acclaimed exhibitions.
From February 2020, Abbot Hall Art Gallery will be closed to under go a major redevelopment.

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The La'al Studio Gallery

The La’al Studio Art Gallery is an artist led working gallery based on Highgate in Kendal and showcasing the work of artists and makers in South Lakes.

The studio opened in December 2018 and sells original art work and cards. It is a great addition to Kendal’s bustling Arts & Culture Scene.

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Cross Lane Project

Cross Lane Projects

Founded by Cumbrian-born artist Rebecca Scott and her husband Mark Woods, a sculptor, the pair aim to bring contemporary art to Cumbria.

The exhibition space regularly changes with three contemporary art exhibitions each year alongside an exciting calendar of public talks and discussions.

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Shops - Reticule Fabric

Reticule Fabrics

Reticule Fabrics is home to an eclectic collection of fabrics alongside a first-floor studio space offering tutorials and workshops and a suite of 6 of the latest Janome sewing machines.

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The Factory Kendal Artists studios and creative hub

The Factory

An independent, dynamic creative hub, 5 minutes walk from the town centre and home to talented artists, creatives and musicians.

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Sugar Store

Sugar Store

The Sugar Store is the main gallery space at the Brewery Art Centre. Hosting regular exhibitions from emerging and established artists from Cumbria and across the UK.

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