Exhibitions
and galleries

St Ives is host to a very large number of art galleries and exhibition spaces. There’s always loads to see and a huge amount of exhibitions are being held as part of the September Festival. There’s nothing much more enjoyable than meandering these cobblestone streets looking at the galleries and exhibitions that are open in September in this wonderful place by the sea. Details of what’s on this year as part of the Festival will be announced shortly.

Saturday 14th September, Sun 15th, Sun 22nd
Your Face, My Art
Noon – 4.30pm, Portrait £15 (No booking required), Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View
A Contemporary twist on the traditional art of seaside portraiture. Drop in, choose your artist (each with their own style) and sit for your portrait in under 15 minutes and leave with an original piece of art.

Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st September
Festival of Art and Crafts (Exhibition)
Open daily 10am to 5pm (10am to 4pm on Saturday 21st September)
Donations requested. St Uny Church, Church Road, Lelant TR26 3DT
A wealth of locally made original art and craft items for sale plus creative activities for all the family and opportunities to chat with exhibitors. Refreshments in Lelant Heritage Centre throughout the week. Net proceeds in aid of St Uny Church refurbishment fund. https://carbisbay-lelant-parish.church/home/st-uny-church-lelant/

Friday 20th September, Sat 21st
Spot the Artist (Exhibition organised by St Ives Rotary Club)
10am to 4pm, Free, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
Exhibition and ‘secret’ sale of large postcard artwork made by more than 300 mainly professional artists. £50 per painting. Proceeds are shared on a 50/50 basis between local arts organisations and Rotary charities and good causes. Sale on Sunday 22.

Sunday 22nd September
Spot the Artist (Sale of paintings organised by St Ives Rotary Club)
9am to 2pm, Free, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
Exhibition and ‘secret’ sale of large postcard artwork made by more than 300 mainly professional artists. £50 per painting. Proceeds are shared on a 50/50 basis between local arts organisations and Rotary charities and good causes. You may have to queue to buy the artwork of your choice.

Alice Mumford Composite Shadows
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Free, Belgrave St Ives, 22 Fore Street
Our biannual one-person exhibition by popular artist and teacher Alice Mumford. Richly coloured Interior and Still Life paintings made not from one moment but over a period of time. Talk Friday 27th at 3.30pm at Borlase Smart Room, St Ives School of Painting. See separate listing for details. 01736 794888 info@belgravestives.co.uk