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Top Ten Places for Art Cornwall

Cornwall Best For Art

Steve Slimm Cornish Seascape Art Cornwall

We have set out where we think are the best places to visit in Cornwall to view art, Cornwall's top ten art locations. Hopefully this will help art lovers heading to Cornwall plan their art viewing visit to Cornwall.


Penzance Cornwall great for art

Penzance excellent for Cornwall art

With the Penlee House art gallery, The Exchange art Gallery, nearby Newlyn Art Gallery and galleries in the centre to look around there is lots of Cornwall art both past and present to be seen here. Penzance had to be in our top ten best places for art in Cornwall. We like Cornwall artist Tim Treagust Gallery on Chapel Street, Penzance, where he exhibits his very reasonably priced works in various styles.


St Ives

St Ives famous for art Cornwall

St Ives - famous for art in Cornwall

Brimming with history of art in Cornwall there seems to be art around every corner with individual artist's studios, the Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum and sculpture Garden the colours of the sand and sea may even inspire you to pick up a brush. St Ives is definitely a great place for art in Cornwall.


St Just


St Just and road to St Ives

St Just has developed into a town for Cornwall art with lots of individual art galleries and is great to wander round. There is a wide selection on offer including oil paintings, ceramics, photographs and pottery. We like Jane Adams Ceramics on Fore Street. There are also studios and galleries along the B3306 (note this is a narrow road in parts) St Just to St Ives road which are great to explore and include the Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery a lovely gallery selling a variety of Cornwall art and Ceramic work by Cornwall artists as well as holding exhibitions, Tregeseal Gallery and Pendeen Pottery and Art Gallery. For more details see our Cornwall Galleries List.

Once a year there is also the fantastic Cape Cornwall Art and Craft exhibition held for 2 and a half weeks.





Truro with museums, art galleries and studios

Truro is on our top ten best places for art in Cornwall due to it having; The Royal Cornwall Museum which displays historic paintings and holds chaining art exhibitions. The Lemon Street Gallery, a contemporary looking art gallery displaying works by artists in Cornwall which also has a cafe in the centre. The Old Bakery Studios which are studios shared by Cornwall artists and creative makers and also holds art classes. Truro also has a couple of gallery / shops exhibiting various art works for sale. Truro could make a great day out for art lovers in Cornwall



Fowey Cornwall best for art in Cornwall


Fowey Cornwall art by the sea

Fowey is on our Cornwall best for art list as it has a good selection of Cornwall art for sale in the many galleries exhibiting works by various Cornish Artists. Fowey is also a lovely place to wander round and there are plenty of yummy eateries for refreshments. The galleries exhibit varied works including art work by Cornwall artists, ceramics and pottery by Cornwall artists and bespoke jewellery pieces.