A gallery intent on “breaking down barriers” to classic art is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Canary Wharf.
Castle Fine Art , part of the Castle Galleries group, has seen sales nearly double over the past five years as its network of 34 stores uncover the talents of contemporary artists across the globe.
Its exhibitions have included shows by musicians-turned-artists Bob Dylan and Ronnie Wood.
Shoppers on the estate will be able to pick up a free limited edition print with every purchase over £250 on October 10 and 11 as well as take advantage of special events in store.
Managing director of Castle Galleries Ian Weatherby-Blythe said: “Before Castle Galleries opened, I felt there was nowhere ordinary people could get access to great, affordable art.
“So I decided to open an art gallery I personally would feel comfortable buying art from.
“For the past 20 years Castle Galleries has consistently succeeded in breaking down barriers – I am extremely proud that we have played a pivotal role in making great art much more accessible.
“We have worked hard to make our galleries approachable and friendly in every way possible – from our welcoming staff to our relaxing gallery interiors.”
Ian will visit his E14 outpost on Friday, October 9, at 1.30pm as part of his challenge to visit all the galleries in just six days.
The brand will also introduce works from abstract figurative artist Carly Ashdown, fashion illustrator Laura Tinald and low-brow pop surrealist artist Robert Oxley in-store to mark the celebrations.
Gallery manager for Castle Fine Art in Canary Wharf Michelle Poole said: “Every gallery has a unique feel and character – our gallery has been a major contributor to the city’s diverse arts scene for many years and will continue to be so moving forward.”