Author Archives: Jan Arditti

Online ONLY from 12 March 2022

For almost 30 years The Arc Gallery has been a genuine labour of love.

However, set against a backdrop of two years of difficult trading conditions combined with increasing overheads, I have taken the difficult decision to close the gallery in Chester. Having also reached a point in my life where I am keen to achieve a better work life balance, and make time for more personal projects and new opportunities.
I will, continue to sell the best of British craft and design online through
The Arc Gallery website as always.
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been part of our bricks and mortar journey so far, the 100’s of makers, designers, artists, craftspeople and suppliers who have contributed to our success over the years.
Thank you also to my very supportive and understanding landlord Phoebe Wainwright who originally founded the gallery in 1994. Also to the amazing staff who have worked at the gallery over the years especially to Barbara, Briony, Ali and Karin who many customers will remember fondly. Finally, and most importantly thank you to our wonderful customers themselves who over the years have not only supported this small business but indirectly a whole array of other independent craft and design businesses – a massive round of applause to you all.

Let’s not be too sad, but rather celebrate what we have achieved and look forward to the future.  Or in the words of Dr Seuss:
 “Don’t cry because it’s over – smile because it happened.”
Follow us on Instagram @the_arc_gallery.

Jan x

Here To Help With Christmas Shopping

We are happy to help with Christmas Shopping


during these uncertain times we can offer FREE DELIVERY

personally to your door in the Chester

area approximately 5 mile radius,

until 22 December 2021

Just call the shop on 01244 348379 or choose LOCAL PICK UP at the website checkout and we can arrange delivery or you can collect from the shop. 

To The Hills!

Exhibition of original paintings by

Lindsey Tyson.

 5 June to 14 August 2021

Based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire Lindsey Tyson is renowned worldwide for her sophisticated handmade felt. Recently however, her focus has returned to painting. During the recent ‘lockdowns’ Lindsey’s extraordinary burst of creativity resulted in a series of landscape inspired paintings, which we are thrilled to be showing.

Often, Lindsey begins with an idea although not necessarily with an end vision, but rather enjoys letting the painting evolve, regularly painting over ‘almost’ finished paintings several times, before ending up with something entirely different. It may start as a landscape and end up as something totally abstract, and vice versa. Countless layers are buried beneath the surface, some long forgotten, but still affecting the whole – even peeking through on occasion, tantalising reminders of what once was.

Working intuitively mainly in chromatic neutrals, flitting between abstract compositions of pattern and form and the ephemeral essence of nature, Lindsey is inspired by mood, atmosphere and transition – whether between light and dark, land and sea, colour or texture.

Framed paintings range from £95 – £750

Mounted paintings range from £75 – £235

See more paintings here.

Love From The Arc Gallery ~ Free Postage

We are currently offering FREE postage on selected items, for UK POSTCODE ONLY.

This offer is available on any of our lovely Scarves collections, Jewellery ranges or Men’s Tie’s.

JUST CHOOSE LOCAL PICK UP AT THE CHECKOUT, and we will post to you or personally deliver (Chester area) for FREE.

21% off Sale

Enjoy 21% off in our January sale.

 We are really missing seeing you all in person at the gallery but in the meantime don’t miss our online sale, and at the same time help us to support British Designers and Makers.

Use the code Arcsale21 in the coupon box at our checkout to receive 21% discount off all in-stock items.

Plus whilst the lockdown continues, if you live in the Chester area (within a 5 mile radius) we can personally deliver Free to your door, just choose LOCAL PICK UP at the checkout.

Christmas 2020 opening times

Thank you to all of our customers for their wonderful support throughout this in this most difficult year.

We will be closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve and then re-opening ( unless the Government advises otherwise ) on 2nd January 2021.