Moving art shop in St George’s shopping center

Robin and Sheila Carter prepare to move – down one level

An art shop that has been a staple of a Preston shopping center for almost three decades is moving.


But it only goes down one floor as The Original Art Shop moves into St George’s Shopping Centre.

Run by Robin and Sheila Carter, this is a place every Prestonian will have visited at some point.

Opened in 1988, the couple moved the boutique and gallery from its first floor to a new unit on the ground floor, near the entrance to Marks & Spencers.

Robin said: Having been in the same location since 1988 we are really excited to move into the new unit, it has a much larger storefront which is ideal for us to showcase the art we sell.

“The new unit will have a modern and refreshed look, we have already had a preview and it looks great. Our new home occupies a prime location in the center and marks the start of the next chapter for us.

“We visited some of the best galleries in the country to get inspiration for the new look of the store and gallery and hope it will be a big hit with new and existing customers.

“We have some wonderful artwork to display and the look we’ve chosen will be perfect to showcase it.”

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The art on display includes limited edition prints by Ronnie Wood, Bob Dylan and Kerry Darlington.

The new shop should open in April and include a new framing workshop. The current store has a moving sale.

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Mall General Manager Andrew Stringer said: “The store move marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Robin, Sheila and the store. They have been part of this center for almost three decades and we wish them much success in their new location.

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