Dragon’s Den star opens new gallery

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Last Thursday saw the official launch of the Artroom Gallery in Garstang in its new location on the High Street.

The gallery, which specialises in original British art and craft, was opened by local business woman Kirsty Henshaw of Worthenshaw’s. Kirsty rose to prominence following a successful appearance on Dragon’s Den with her range of allergy free desserts.

Artroom Gallery started out three years ago on Bridge Street, Garstang, but moved to the larger more central location at number 15, High Street, in March. Owner Helen Carr commented how pleased she was with the relocation as the more spacious, light and airy gallery is ideal for displaying artwork. She added how grateful she is for all the positive comments received from the public, saying: “The reaction has been truly amazing.’’

The evening launch party to celebrate the move was well attended by customers, artists and the Mayor of Garstang, Coun Gillian Lamb, and the Mayoress, Coun Sandra Perkins. They looked on while Kirsty officially opened the gallery with the cutting of a blue ribbon. She was then presented with a porcelain gift from the gallery.

The current exhibition at the gallery, ‘Bowland Viewpoints’, features landscape paintings of the local area by artists Hilary Carr and Paula Velarde; paintings of hares by Pat Ellacott; textile pictures of hens by Janet Browne and textile art pictures of birds by Goldsmiths graduate Kirsty Griffin. The exhibition continues until July 12.