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updated on 17 August 2019

Opening Times

ThursdayTh
10:00 – 17:00
FridayFr
10:00 – 17:00
SaturdaySa
09:00 – 17:00
SundaySuClosed
MondayMo
10:00 – 17:00
TuesdayTu
10:00 – 17:00
WednesdayWe
10:00 – 17:00
Open.
Closes in  6 h 9 min.
6 h 9 min

Description

Our history: The gallery is now in the third generation of the same family. The business started life as 'George Fox Art Shop', managed by Mrs. Win Halstead who, when Mr. Fox retired too over the business. Win's daughter Carol, and son in law Keith Baggs, took the business over in the 1960's and Keith soon began offering a picture framing service (all work done in his cellar at home). The Art Shop was re-named Arts & Crafts and was soon heavily involved in mail-order, supplying customers as far afield as Australia with a huge variety of art and craft materials as well as supplying the local student population (from Huddersfield Polytechnic as it was then). The unit next door (number 11) became available and was opened as a high glass gift & interiors shop under the name 'Casa Bonita', here they sold furniture, mirrors, gifts and pictures.
The picture framing service took off so much that a trade company was formed and that went onto be one of the biggest picture framing company's in the North. Over the years the arts & crafts shop slowly declined as fashions changed. The arrival of the computer games and the arrival of the polytechnic's own art shop was the death knell and so, sadly, the art & craft shop at Number 10 Byram St eventually closed. Number 11 had evolved from Casa Bonita into a picture & framing shop and was re-named AC Gallery. In the 1990's and early 2000's the gallery sold mainly framed prints with a few limited editions offered occasionally. Slowly this changed as the trade company became a bigger player in the publishing world so the gallery began to stock its own exclusive artists.
In the early 2000's the gallery began to offer original paintings and this proved a popular move. Since around 2006 the gallery has focused more and more on original paintings, limited edition prints and of course its picture framing service. Sourcing work that is both appealing but also realistically priced is the key to the gallery's success. Local artist Peter Brook R


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Photo Framing, Picture Framing, Picture Services, Picture and Photo Framing Services, Picture Framers, Frame Makers, Picture Framers & Frame Makers, Picture Frame Manufacturers, Photo Frames, Museum, Framing
Products
Picture Frames, Pictures
Categories
museum/art gallery, Art Gallery
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