Friday, 4 November 2011

Fountain Gallery Late Night Opening

Wigton's new gallery will be opening its doors until 9.00pm next Thursday, and every Thusrday night until Christmas.

If you are looking for a special and different gift, come along on Thursday evening, 10th November, and enjoy a relaxed browse with a glass of mulled wine. 

The Fountain Gallery is an unusual enterprise: it is run, financed and staffed by a cooperative of 17 artists and crafts people. Most galleries charge a hefty commission on sales- very understandably, to cover their costs- but in this cooperative, all sales revenue goes direct to the artist. The public can expect to pay considerably less therefore than they would in a conventionally run gallery. For example, an item which costs £100 in the Fountain Gallery would cost at least £150 almost anywhere else!

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