Arc Centre & Gallery

We organise a varied programme of public events and exhibitions at the Arc Centre throughout every year. Please visit our Social Media channels to see our archives of images of past events, alternatively, register for our mailing list to receive up-to-date information about our programme of exhibitions and events. Our gallery and shop are open weekdays 10am – 4pm and refreshments are available at these times. Explore the website for more about each area of our work. Occasionally we need to close the gallery, please visit this page to check if it is open to the public when you plan to visit.

NEXT GALLERY EXHIBITION: We make a life by what we give.

We make a life by what we give. April 28th – June 22nd 2018 To mark Volunteers Week this year Arc has invited past and present volunteers to share their stories and submit artwork for an exhibition celebrating… Read More

Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2018 – Stockport

All ages are welcome on the last Saturday of every month Jan-Nov 11:00-15:30 for Arc Saturday Art Clubs! We have free parking, full accessibility, refreshments, seating and please feel free to bring your own lunch. All welcome! We pride ourselves… Read More

CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITION: Cherish women’s project

An exploration of identity by women from Arc, Ananna and Stockport Women’s Centre with artist Jasmine Walne. February 24th – April 20th 2018 We are celebrating International Women’s Day with a colourful exhibition of artwork created during a collaborative project by four… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: TIME

An exhibition of Art by Simone Frater-Russell & Nerissa Cargill Thompson Time to stop, Time to notice, Time to remember, Time to appreciate, Time to reflect. January 27th – February 16th 2018 TIME is an exhibition of textiles,… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Christmas Art Bazaar 2017

The perfect opportunity to buy affordable, handmade Christmas gifts in Stockport, Manchester – all under one roof! November 25th 11:00-16:00 and continues weekdays 10:00-16:00 Purchase unique and affordable handmade art and craft pieces until 4pm Fri December 22nd 2017 Its that time of year… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Indian Summer

Indian Summer Textile & Stories Exhibition Monday 11th September – Friday 17th November 2017 Indian Summer will showcase a type of Indian embroidery called Kantha, which involves stitching on saris to recycle them as usable items like cushions and quilts, alongside other… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Adventures in Design!

Adventures in Design! Saturday 24th June – Saturday 26th August 2017 We are very pleased to have been awarded funding from the Local Sustainability Fund to commission three established local artists to work with our volunteers for four months!… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Presence – Paintings by Ewa Konior

Ewa Konior – ‘Presence’ Saturday the 29th of April to 4pm on Friday the 16th of June ‘Presence’ is an exhibition of oil painted reflective portraits by award-winning artist Ewa Konior, exploring “the essence of life and the quality of… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Young People’s Arc

Saturday 25th March – 4pm Friday 21st April 2017 “I didn’t expect to make something that good!” Arc is delighted to host and exhibit fabulous artwork created by the young people who have taken part in our YPA programme… Read More

STUDIO GALLERY: Tamzin Forster ‘The Art of Running’

25th February – 17th March 2017 Tamzin is a Levenshulme based artist who began ‘The Art of Running’ project on January 1st 2016. She has run over 100 times and many more miles than that throughout 2016, recording… Read More