The HUG (Harrogate Unified Gallery) is a community-led project seeking to bring Harrogate back to the high street and back to the arts. Our gallery will aim to inspire and encourage artists of all ages and abilities within and outside of Harrogate in the post COVID-19 climate. Our intentions are:
- to provide exhibition spaces for artists in the area.
- to hold art and music classes, giving everyone access to artistic opportunities.
- to provide a community area and function room for lessons, clubs, and events.
- to raise awareness and support for the National Autistic Society.
Our gallery takes a particular focus on the works of those on the autistic spectrum. Part of our aim is to provide a sense of community for autistic artists in Harrogate by displaying their art and by holding events that celebrate their work. 10% of all ultimate proceeds from the HUG will go to the National Autistic Society.
In addition to serving as a gallery, containing artwork for sale and for public viewing, the HUG will provide a music space, and will be looking to hold private and group music lessons. Furthermore, the gallery will supply a function room, available for classes (artistic or otherwise), clubs, events, and more, as we strive to create opportunities and strengthen a sense of community through art and otherwise.
A greatly ambitious project to say the least, the HUG will revitalise the arts in Harrogate, and create a brilliant space for learning and much more. However, we are independently-led, and so we are seeking funds for:
- our space - we are looking to rent a property for our gallery in Westminster Arcade, on the High Street.
- potential staff.
- furniture and supplies.
If the prospect of reanimating the artistic and social scene in Harrogate following the pandemic appeals to you, then consider our Crowd Funder: our goals are big, but the difference they will make shall be massive. Any donation would have an impact for this amazing project.
Some of our Art:
Phone: 07878 105108
We are currently located on 5 Cambridge Road, Harrogate, HG1 1PB. Our project will begin once we raise funds to relocate to a larger property.