Galleries and shops

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

The annual Rugby Open shows work from local artists, and now also further afield. It runs mid-November – mid-January. Applications are accepted from around September each year. Youth entries are also encouraged.

Floor One gallery is a hireable space for artists, makers, and groups to exhibit their own work. It is booked months ahead and there is a ballot where requested dates are oversubscribed. Contact RAGM to be added to the email list.

Art at the Alex is currently* open Fridays and Saturdays 10-4 and First Thursday evenings (with live music) 4-8. It’s a great place to find Rugby Artists and Makers and their work. There’s a cafe, and it’s where our Network holds its meetings. (*writing in April 2023. Check their website, or subscribe for their newsletter, for the latest news of events and openings)

Hatty Bakewell’s, in Caldecott Park. Hosts local artists and makers, as well as soup, coffee and cake.

Fosse House Gallery, Dunchurch. Gallery and picture framing.

Anna Lorimer has a gallery, and picture framing, in the town centre which hosts mainly her own work.

Solstice coffee shop and nursery at Dunchurch hosts artists’ and makers’ work in its coffee shop.

The Nest has its new home at Solstice coffee shop & nursery (link above) and will soon be hosting local artists and makers again.

Rugby Unwrapped sells the work of selected local makers; mainly practical, useful items.

Further afield

Solas Home in Southam sells the work of selected artists and makers.

Farthing Gallery, Kenilworth, is a shop, gallery and cafe.

Simply Salvaged Interiors is in the Heart of the Shires shopping village just off the A5 near Weedon, Northamptonshire. It stocks art, handmade, vintage & upcycled. Artists and makers can rent space and are charged a % on sales. They also have a hireable space for workshops.

Warwickshire Artisans, Henley in Arden.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, where the shop hosts work by local artists and makers.

Direct Art Action, large gallery, workshop, & event space in Sutton Coldfield.



UK Artists, run from Leamington Spa.

Also: Etsy, Folksy, NuMonday, ShopAppy, and many more.


More? This page is a work in progress. Do let me know if there’s more I should add.

Updated 20.04.2023

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