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About the City Gallery, Leicester

The City Gallery is Leicester's leading contemporary gallery, which is directly managed by Leicester City Council Arts & Leisure Department. Entry to the gallery is free to the public. The gallery has around 80,000 visitors each year. The gallery aims to provide the opportunity to the general public of all ages and abilities to become involved in the visual arts and crafts through exhibitions and events.

The gallery is a non-profit making organisation. It generates some income through sales of art and craft work. Sponsorship and funding also play a major role in enabling the gallery to promote the work of artists and offer a rich and varied programme.

The gallery also runs a Touring Exhibitions scheme and an Education programme. The Touring scheme involves touring exhibitions to 10 venues in and around the City of Leicester including Arts & Entertainment venues and Community Centres. Within the area of Education the gallery has an extensive programme of events such as artists talks and, workshops for all ages and abilities, connected to the exhibitions programme. Schools and colleges participate in workshops and use information packs to follow trails around the gallery. The gallery runs a Saturday Art Club for young people and the gallery's Education Officer holds regular lunch-time talks and tours in the gallery.


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