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)

3 Makers
Hilary Kay, Rachael Dahl and Sonja Klingler and three Frome-based artisans occupying the Pop-Up until Sunday 2nd August. Come down and see their beautiful craft inspirations including glassware, jewellery and textile work. The Pop-Up is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4pm and by appointment.

Swan Sunday 2nd August
Time for another Swan Sunday- Re-discover your local arts centre, bursting with inspiration and positively buzzing at the moment!

Showcasing Mel Day's 'Postcards from an Ordinary Childhood' in the Main Gallery, Words at the Black Swan, Artisan stalls in the iconic Round Tower and Courtyard, as well as Open studios, 3 Makers in the Pop-Up, SEED shop and Diva’s café/courtyard – all free and open to everyone. Shop, chat and relax and take a breather from the market!


Sarah Targett- Screenprinter
Sarah Targett is our artist in Divas for August. She produces beautiful observations of street scenes and life in Bath and beyond and was a recent prize winner at the Bath Society of Artists Annual Open at the Victoria Gallery in Bath.


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
1 Aug, 3-5pm - Meet the Artist

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

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 Aug 5-6pm for children (Dress code: Pyjamas!)

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


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

Image – Tipping Point - Bryan Lavelle

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Current Exhibition
Mel Day - Postcards from an ordinary childhood

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