The Eagle Gallery has moved, along with the Eagle Bookshop, from Castle Road to their impressive new premises in Peter Street.
Now at the heart of Bedford’s town centre the Gallery joins the expanding ‘cultural quarter’ of the town, incorporating the Quarry Theatre, Bedford’s museums and many other independent shops and businesses.
The Eagle Gallery is unique in the region, run by a non-profit making collective of 45 local artists, who are all directly involved in running the gallery as well as exhibiting in it.
This was made possible in 2005 when Peter Budek, owner of the Eagle Bookshop, asked a group of artists to set up a Gallery as a way of making use of the part of his property which he didn’t use for book-selling.
The Bookshop remains a generous supporter and sponsor of the Eagle Gallery enabling these two culturally enriching enterprises to thrive side by side in Bedford.
Now in its fifteenth year, the gallery takes great pride in exhibiting and selling only original artwork. The collective includes award-winning and internationally renowned artists. It is also always on the look-out for and nurturing fresh talent in the community.
Embracing a wide range of artistic styles and practices, the gallery exhibits painting, prints, photography, mixed media, jewellery, textiles, sculpture and more.
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No two visits are the same as every day will see different artists in the shop, available to talk to visitors about their work and offering a fresh perspective on whatever is currently on show. Exhibitions change every month with up to eight solo or group one-week shows in the year.
In the run up to Christmas the Gallery will be raising money for charity by selling Christmas tree decoration hand made by the artists.