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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.”
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Jan x