From Turner to Hepworth, successive generations of artists have helped make St Ives the colourful, creative and inspiring place it is today. We are passionate about keeping it that way. Art is everywhere you look in St Ives. Wander through the town and you’ll discover original Hepworth sculptures, numerous independent galleries and working artists’ studios; and of course there’s the landmark Tate St Ives overlooking Porthmeor Beach.
As corporate members of Tate St Ives, we contribute to the gallery’s ongoing program of development, and as our guest, you’re entitled to free entry, plus a 10% discount on purchases from the Tate shop and cafe bar. You’ll also receive free admission at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where you can explore the artist’s studio and gardens and view her original sculptures, drawings and paintings.
At Sail Lofts – St Ives we are extremely proud of the region’s creative heritage, and we actively support talented local artists working in the area today through showcasing original paintings, photographs and ceramics throughout our luxury self catering apartments. You’ll also find artists working in studios within the Sail Lofts complex.
Should you be looking to immerse yourself in to the local art scene, Sail Lofts – St Ives is ideally positioned just moments from the famous St Ives School of Painting, opened in 1938, courses run daily, covering a range of mediums and painting techniques. With a host of renowned local artists acting as tutors, imparting their knowledge, not just of the subject but, also the local area.
Here in St Ives there is an ever-evolving catalogue of exhibitions, festivals and events, you are never far from the beating heart of St Ives’ creative heritage. To find out more about courses at the St Ives School of Painting please see our dedicated page on the subject, alternatively for a list of festivals throughout the year see our activities pages.
Should you need help in organising a stay in one of our luxury self catering apartments during a painting course at the St Ives School of Painting, please call the Sail Lofts – St Ives friendly office team and they will be happy to help with your arrangements.
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