Black Swan Arts

Black Swan Arts Art Centre, Workshop Studios, Gallery, Café & Shop

Black Swan Arts is a dynamic medley of all things art and craft - a busy hive of gallery spaces, artist studios, shops, cafe and workshop providers, and is home to many artists, makers and creative organisations. Around every corner is another room or space, bursting with something for all tastes and ages – quite simply, it’s a creative day-trip destination.

Our ever-changing gallery programme is chosen to surprise, challenge, entertain and delight. We aim to make our main gallery exhibitions as inclusive, educational and interactive as possible, with stimulating artist and curator talks and hands-on workshops. Naturally, we welcome visits from schools and other educational organisations.

Here at the heart of Frome’s cultural quarter, we know that everybody loves different things, and that’s exactly why we’re dedicated to showing you a diverse range of art and craft by national and local artists, craftspeople and makers. As well as being able to bring national touring exhibitions to the town, Black Swan Arts is proud to showcase and celebrate the extraordinary creative energy of Frome. We also believe that enjoying and participating in the arts makes life better for everyone.

We’re passionate about inviting everyone to take part in and interact with the art and craft that we showcase. We offer creative space for artists and makers to share their skills with adults and young people. Our unique Round Tower is a listed building which can be rented for artist-led workshops and community events.

Unlike some, our main gallery is free of charge, so even if you only have a few minutes to take a break from your busy day, Black Swan Arts is the perfect place to re-charge in a creative environment. Enjoy a drink, a snack, a meal and a chat in Divas Café, or at Seed Emporium you can choose from the work of dozens of local, national and international craftspeople.

Opening Times
Black Swan Gallery - Mon to Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm; closed Sundays
Divas Café & Gallery - Mon to Sat: 8.30am - 5.30pm; closed Sundays
SEED Shop - Mon to Sat: 10.00am - 5.00pm; occasional Sundays
Artisan Shops - Varied - please check on each individual shop page for details of their hours of opening.

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Black Swan Arts

2 Bridge Street
BA11 1BB

Telephone: 01373 473 980

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Black Swan Arts - Open Day, all welcome / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-02-23T00:00:00Z">Mon 23 Feb 2015</span>Black Swan Arts - Open Day, all welcome / Mon 23 Feb 2015

Black Swan Arts invite everyone to come visit on Sunday 1st March 10am – 3pm. The Black Swan Arts centre will be opening its doors as part of the hugely popular Frome Independent Market. Make the most of the free park...

The Final Countdown! Big Prizes at BSA Arts Open / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-10-24T00:00:00Z">Fri 24 Oct 2014</span>The Final Countdown! Big Prizes at BSA Arts Open / Fri 24 Oct 2014

Calling artists and makers! What are you doing this week? Black Swan Arts is inviting online submissions for its 2014 Arts Open competition and exhibition and there is one week left to enter. The national competition ...

Preview night success for ‘forensic’ show / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-09-23T00:00:00Z">Tue 23 Sep 2014</span>Preview night success for ‘forensic’ show / Tue 23 Sep 2014

The long awaited Preview Evening of Beatrice Haines' new solo show at Black Swan Arts was a great success, as the main gallery was transformed into what felt like a surreal school room. The artist’s interest in forensics...

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DIVERSITY show at Black Swan Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-10-11T00:00:00Z">Sat 11</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-10-25T00:00:00Z">Sat 25 Oct 2014</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>DIVERSITY show at Black Swan Arts / Sat 11 to Sat 25 Oct 2014 (2 weeks)

This is the renowned Frome Art Society's annual exhibition of the works of many local artists, most of whom live within a fifteen mile radius of the town. Their autumn exhibition, which is naturally called DIVERSITY, onl...

DIVERSITY Preview Night / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-10-10T00:00:00Z">Fri 10 Oct 2014</span>DIVERSITY Preview Night / Fri 10 Oct 2014

Your chance to be the first to see and buy a diverse wealth of artworks created entirely by local artists at the renowned Frome Art Society's annual exhibition. There is an extraordinary diversity of talent in the Fro...