Allendale Forge Studios Art & Media Visitors Centre

The Allendale Forge Studios Art Centre & Cafe is all about encouraging creative collaboration and a great tourist destination. We believe that when creative practitioners collaborate, the results can be even more original and impressive than when they work in isolation at home. This spirit of creative collaboration is supported by offering low studio rents, gallery space, business support and the space to build micro business in a rural area.

We are a group of producers, artists and makers promoting rural businesses and the North Pennines landscape through a lively creative hub that offers…

  • GALLERY showcasing some of the region’s finest artists and designers.
  • GIFT SHOP offering local crafts, textiles, jewellery, wood, ceramics, photography, glass and lots more.
  • THE CAFÉ where there’s always a friendly welcome and good honest local homemade food, cake, ice cream parlour, rich coffees and local teas.
  • OPEN STUDIOS to brows and chat with the artists.
  • WORKSHOP & conference space, we run lively workshops passing on local skills.
  • YOUTH PROJECT
  • 2 ENTERPRISE STUDIOS housing 4 young graduates.
  • COMMUNITY DIGITAL HUB with video conferencing facilities, hot desk, free community WiFi and fast broadband.
  • WEBSITE – FACEBOOK – TWITTER – WE ARE VERY SOCIABLE.

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