Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB   Tel 01373 473980   Registered Charity No.292463

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Black Swan Arts - Frome's Community Art Gallery with Cafe, Shop and Studios

Black Swan Arts is a dynamic arts centre at the heart of the renowned creative market town of Frome in Somerset. The building features a vibrant programme of contemporary and innovative art and crafts, providing inspiration for the creative talents of Frome and beyond. The centre is made up of the Main Gallery, the Round Tower, three artists' studios, a pop-up studio, SEED shop, Divas Cafe and the Courtyard.

Opening Times

Black Swan Gallery Mon to Sat: 10am - 4pm

Round Tower Gallery: Mon to Sat: 10am - 4pm (Available for hire during & outside these times)

Artisan Shops: Please check on each individual shop page for details

Divas Café & Gallery Mon to Sat: 8.30am - 5.30pm

SEED Shop Mon to Sat: 10am - 5pm                                                               

Black Swan Arts is closed Sundays, except for The Frome Independent Market (1st Sunday of the month)

North Hill House - End of Year Students Exhibition
The Round Tower
23 Jun - 30 Jun Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm FREE ENTRY

Art and photography GCSE students from Priory's North Hill House school in Frome will proudly display their exam and course work in a public exhibition in the town.

CYGNET - part of Frome Open Studios
Pop Up Studio
Open 22 Jun – 18 Jul Tues-Sat 10am-4pm

Postcards from an Ordinary Childhood by Mel Day
Main Gallery
Preview Fri 3 Jul 6-8pm ALL WELCOME
4 Jul - 29 Aug Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm FREE ENTRY

Mel has been exploring the world of her past to find those precious bright moments of memory and dreams .

Around The Tower - Curators Past and Present
The Round Tower
Preview Fri 3 Jul 6-8pm
4 Jul - 25 Jul Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Curators, members and artists of the programming group past and present at the Black Swan will be showcasing a selection of their work in this collaborative exhibition.

The Home in Frome Memory Quilt
Main Gallery
Preview Evening: Fri 3 Jul 6-8pm ALL WELCOME
Exhibition: 3 Jul to 29 Aug 10am-4pm Mon-Sat
Quilt Storytelling: 28 Jul 5-6pm for children

Local people have turned their stories into beautiful textile images, come and share this extraordinary piece of community art.


Treasure Boxes by Sarah Holroyd
Fri 3 July – Thu 30 July
Diva’s Cafe

There is something quintessentially British about collections of treasures. It seems we are a nation of collectors...
The Victorians were wonderful at displaying their extraordinary and divers collections and Sarah continues that tradition.

Summer Art Car Boot
Art Car Boot turns up the heat at Frome Festival

Frome Art Fair - apply now to exhibit
Do you want to exhibit your work at the Frome Art Fair?
If yes, you will need to submit three images of your work along with a cover letter


CALL FOR ENTRIES for Black Swan Arts Open 2015
Submissions open 13 July

Artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D work in any media (except photography). Deadline for entries is 30 September 2015
The work will be exhibited at the Black Swan Galleries from 24th October to 21st November 2015

Bryan Lavelle - Tipping Point

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Current Exhibition
Mel Day - Postcards from an ordinary childhood

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