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Adam MacKenzie, left, and his mother Helen, in their new ship, Chic Art, on Huntriss Row. Picture by Andrew Higgins 115102a 19/12/11
Adam MacKenzie, left, and his mother Helen, in their new ship, Chic Art, on Huntriss Row. Picture by Andrew Higgins 115102a 19/12/11
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SCARBOROUGH’S art scene is being put in the picture with the opening of another gallery in the town.

Support for local artists has surged in recent years with Scarborough now boasting 27 galleries.

The latest to open is Chic Art, a home decor shop and art space in Huntriss Row.

Owner Adam Mackenzie said he and business partner Wendy Smith hope to open a dedicated gallery on the second floor in the new year.

Mr Mackenzie said: “From January we will be pushing the art side of things a lot further, with local, national and international artists.

“Art is generally very popular at the moment. While other business sectors are struggling art seems to be expanding in Scarborough.

“There are lots of artists locally, and we have already been approached by many asking us to exhibit their work.”

Chic Art follows in the footsteps of Pinx Gallery which opened across the street in Huntriss Row in May this year.

Earlier this month local art was given a boost when almost 5,000 people visited a three day exhibition in the South Bay.

The event, held at the Old Boatyard featured work by professional and amateur artists, as well as local school children.

Scarborough now boasts more than 25 art galleries. They are:

Picturesque Gallery in St John’s Road, Gordon’s Gallery in Victoria Road, The Studio Gallery in Belle Vue Parade, Nutmeg Cafe in Victoria Road, Eat Me-space in Hanover Road, The SJT Gallery in Westborough, The Bookshelf in Victoria Road, Roasters in Aberdeen Walk, Alan Shuttle Gallery in North Marine Road, North Cliff Gallery in North Marine Road, Picadore Gallery in Castle Road, Crescent Artspace in Queen Street, Fine Art and Craft in the Market Vaults, The Little Studio in the Market Vaults, Captain’s House in Eastborough, Alice Maw Studio in Eastborough, Aakschipper Images in West Pier, Blandscliff Gallery in Blands Cliff, Pinx Gallery in Huntriss Row, Electric Angel in Museum Terrace, Crescent Arts in The Crescent, Scarborough Art Gallery in The Crescent, Woodend Art Gallery in The Crescent, Art Workshops in Albion Road, South Street Gallery in South Street and Cafe Venus in Ramshill Road.