Due to its geographical location St Ives has a subtropical feel; the beaches are golden, the vegetation is lush and the light piercingly bright. Consequently artists from around the world have been drawn to this seaside town for centuries. Why not take the opportunity and explore your own creativity by doing a short course at St Ives School of Painting.
If you need inspiration here is a selection of St Ives many Galleries and Museums:
Tate St Ives , Porthmeor, 01736 796226
Barbara Hepworth, Back Street, 01736 796226
Belgrave St Ives, Fore Street, 01736 794888
Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, 01736 799703
New Craftsman Gallery St Ives, Fore Street 01736 795652
Penwith Gallery, Back Road West 01736 795579
St Ives Archive Centre, Carbis Bay, 01736 796408
St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay
St Ives Ceramics, 1 Fish Street, 01736 794930
St Ives Museum, Wheal Dream, 01736 796005
St Ives Society of Artists, Norway Square, 01736 795582
For those who enjoy art, music and literature, an ideal time to visit St Ives is during the September Art Festival when the weather is still good but the town is quieter.