Westgate Galleria interior view

Join our creative community

Are you looking for a venue to exhibit and sell your art and handmade creations? One of our galleries could be what you are looking for. We offer a number of flexible and affordable packages, for permanent and short term spaces.

Display and Retail Space Rental

We offer permanent display and selling space in both galleries at very competitive monthly rentals, with a very low commission fee on sales. We carefully curate both spaces, focussing on art and high quality artisanal handmade craft products made by Kent-based artists, makers and creatives.

Our space rentals are not subject to VAT and we do not require a deposit.

Rents at Westgate Galleria can be reduced by a commitment to work in the Galleria for two days a month (or four ½ days a month). The Eclectic Art Gallery, which is a smaller space, is attended every day by its permanent artists, with each contributing two/three days a month to a shared rota currently.

We invite you to  contact us to arrange to visit the galleries, show us your portfolio and view the rental spaces we have available, which include walls, shelves, crates, cubes and tables. We also have some Sale or Return (SoR) opportunities available occasionally.

Guest Walls

If you are looking for a short-term exhibition opportunity we have Guest Walls in both our galleries which can be booked by the month, or in certain circumstances for two weeks. We are usually booking these at least six – nine months in advance which provides plenty of time for you to prepare your exhibition pieces. We take a 20% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking.

We encourage Guest Wall artists to spend time in the gallery during their exhibition to engage and interact with the visitors. The times you are present will be advertised as Meet and Greet the Artist sessions. We can also arrange a private viewing for your exhibition.

Contact us for availabilities.

We are not always able to offer a space immediately, but hold waiting lists for both galleries, so it is a good idea to get in quickly.

Download Shorelines Guest Wall Rates and Information Sheet

Makers’ Markets

We are the lead organisers for Margate Made, which offers pop-up selling opportunities in Thanet, celebrating creativity, community and learning locally. Click here for information

We provide a supportive environment for all our artists, makers and creatives to exhibit and sell in, with user-friendly and artist-focussed contract terms and booking processes. We welcome those who are new to showing their work and those who are more established or with more experience. Once you have joined the Shoreline family you will benefit from social media coverage, as well as support from a like-minded group of creative people who keep in contact with each other through our WhatsApp groups, get togethers, and when they meet in the galleries and at events.

Don’t be nervous, we are happy to chat about the options and this entails no commitment on your part, especially if you are new to this – we encourage you to make an investment in yourself and use the support and opportunities we believe we can offer you.

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