Arts & Crafts
For generations, artists, designers, writers and musicians have all been inspired by our beautiful coastline, chalk downs, stunning countryside, smugglers' alleyways, historical heritage and nautical charisma.
Here, we have a lively arts scene with a host of independent galleries, exhibitions, workshops, and events.
Painting, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, sculpture, photography, contemporary arts & craft or vintage...we have it all in White Cliffs Country. There is so much talent!
We have added a few links to help you find out all that's going on locally in the Arts and Craft world of creativity!
Come and see the new piece of artwork in Dover by the famous graffiti artist, Banksy. The mural appeared on Sunday 8 May 2017 and can be easily seen from the A20 as you approach The Port of Dover, but please do park nearby in the town and take a closer look. It must be one of the most photographed attractions in Dover at the moment, alongside the White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle! And if you take a selfie or snapshot we'd love to see it on social media - share with us on Twitter (@VisitDover - White Cliffs Country) and Instagram (VisitDover).
Galleries & Exhibitions
The Astor Community Theatre
Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB
New exhibition each month displaying work from various local artists.
John Corley Stained Glass Studio
57 West Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6EB
As part of our open studio philosophy we exhibit, display and sell autonomous glass pieces produced at the studio and made to our designs by skilled craftsmen.
Linden Hall Studio
32 St George's Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6BA
Linden Hall Studio is privately owned by Heather and John Corley who aim to represent exhibitions showing the best of contemporary British Art including painting, sculpture, ceramics and glass.
Marine Parade, Dover, Kent CT17 9BX
Situated on the seafront at Dover, My Gallery offers great space for exhibitions in a stunning location. Displaying works by Kent artists, and supporting the local community. It's easy to spot - just look for the clocktower!
Shops & Markets
Ceramics Café - Dover
6 Cherry Tree Avenue, Dover, Kent CT16 2NL
Paint your own ceramics! Creative fun for all ages and a lovely way to spend a couple of hours with friends, family or with party groups.
Deal Artisan Market
The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6TR
Last Sunday of the month from May to December. High quality local craft and food produce.
Dunlin & Diver
112 High Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6EE
Sell an inspiring range of contemporary arts and crafts. Look out for the 'Kentish Made' tag indicating locally made products.
6c Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9DZ
Tel: 01304 448500
Hazeedaze is a unique gifts and crafts shop located in the beautiful town of Sandwich. Their range of gifts include jewellery, bags, cards and Lampe Berger. Gifts are either handmade and/or ethically sourced, to ensure they deliver the best quality products with peace of mind. If you’re looking for a new hobby or want to enhance your jewellery making skills then Hazeedaze offer bead–weaving classes and workshops. High quality beads including Miyuki and Matsuno, Swarovski and Czech fire polish beads are available on the premises or from their website. Weekly bead weaving classes are available Wednesday evening 6.30pm – 9pm,Thursday/ Friday mornings from 10.30am – 1pm.Bookable in advance. Children’s classes/hen parties can also be catered for.
Taylor-Jones & Son
94 High Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6EE
Tel: 07956 503478
Taylor-Jones & Son, purveyors of artworks and finely crafted goods for ladies, gentlemen, children and the home.
Visit our website pages for details about local Farmers' Markets and Village/Town Markets where artisan and hand-made items are for sale.
Look out for...
Dover Arts Development (DAD)
Founded in 2006 to initiate and deliver high quality contemporary art projects in Dover and the Dover District.
SEAS is a self funding and voluntary organisation which promotes, supports and provides a network for our vibrant artistic community in Deal and surrounding areas. It was established in 2004 by a few artists and now has a membership of over 60 people, ranging from professional artists to those who are just interested in the arts. For enquiries and further information, please email SEAS at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAS Open Studios & Arts Trail: An opportunity to visit local artists during 3 weekends across Deal, Walmer and surrounding area with Deal Festival of Music and the Arts. Local artists transform their homes, studios or gardens into temporary galleries.
Sandwich Arts Week
Visit our Arts & Creative Industries listing for more details. This page is in the process of construction. If you would like to be included, please email details to email@example.com - we'd love to hear from you!