As the UK’s leading city for producing creative talent, Liverpool art galleries are filled with amazing work from local artists as well as that of international talents and past artistic genius.
Whilst in Liverpool for a short city break at 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic why not take the time to study the vibrant culture of the city and how it has inspired various works of art over the years.
Our guide to the best Liverpool art galleries will help you navigate your way through the fine art, modern masterpiece and ancient relics that are displayed around the city.
Even better all of these Liverpool art galleries are within walking distance of 30 James Street Hotel, so not far to carry your newly purchased piece of Liverpool art.
Castle Fine Art
Where: 24 Church Alley, L1 3DD
The latest addition to the collection of Liverpool art galleries is Castle Fine Art.
Part of a larger collective of UK galleries, this formidable space has recently opened to the public and displays work from all genres that dominate the art world.
Make your way to Castle Fine Art and browse the stunning works on display from world renowned artists or pieces from emerging local talent.
During summer 2017 Raphael Mazzucco’s exquisite collection will be on display alongside that of Robert Oxley’s kaleidoscopic zoological masterpieces.
Due to the size of Castle Fine Art and their access to artists collections, works can be pruchased in gallery or online and they will also take private commissions on a discretionary basis.
What’s more this amazing art gallery is opposite Liverpool’s oldest building and artistic hub of the city centre Bluecoat.
For an art lover in Liverpool Castle Fine Art is a gallery that has it all and more.
Walker Art Gallery
Where: William Brown Street, L3 8EL
For over a century Walker Art Gallery has been providing the public with opportunity to gaze upon masterpieces from the worlds most gifted artists.
Displays include works from the renaissance, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian and Tudor periods and there are also plenty of interactive workshops running alongside collections from exhibiting artists.
During summer 2017 visitors to Walker Art Gallery can enjoy gazing upon work from the great Art Nouveau influencer Alphonse Mucha.
Interactive workshops linking to his wonderful work include classes making flowers crowns and creating your own floral paper masterpieces to take home.
Where: Albert Dock L3 4BB
The holder of the national collection of British Art since the 14th century, Tate Liverpool makes modern and contemporary art accessible to the public for free.
Kill two birds with one stone and take a stroll around the picturesque waters of Albert Dock and then visit the quintessential gallery spaces of Tate Liverpool.
During summer 2017 Tate Liverpool has some exciting temporary exhibitions for art lovers to visit.
These include the work of the iconic Roy Lichtenstein and his vivid pop art as well as a chance to see the rare three screen installation Lichtenstein created inspired by his visit to Universal Studios.
This alongside the permanent collections and various other contemporary displays makes the Tate one of the must see Liverpool art galleries to get to during your short city break and it’s less than 6 minutes’ walk from 30 James Street Hotel.
Where: Ashton Street, L69 3DR
Take a journey through the weird and wonderful world inside perhaps the most exciting and interesting Liverpool art galleries in our guide; Victoria Gallery and Museum.
As far as fascinating art work and curiosities go, Victoria Gallery provides their visitors with most alluring collections from local and international sources.
Among the permanent collections of art on display is work from John James Audubon.
The art worlds equivalent to David Attenborough, Audubon worked to document wildlife he discovered throughout the 19th century and created exquisitely detailed paintings inspired by the animals he saw.
During summer 2017 take some time at Victoria Gallery to peruse the genius of Liverpool born comic artist and writer John Higgins whose work is now globally recognised from his collaborations with Marvel, DC and 2000 AD.
The Victoria Gallery has something for everybody and is continuously working to provide exhibitions to enthral and captivate its visitors.
Where: 14 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, L2 4TX
Thinking of picking up a piece of art work whilst in Liverpool?
Dot-art has a collection of affordable work produced by artists from the region.
As well as providing local artists with a venue to display and sell their work dot-art also works to support the local arts community with classes and studio space to work and learn.
Their online shop allows you to browse the full collections of work held at dot-art before your visit, so if you’ve seen something you like online pop in and check it out in person before you buy.
Pay a visit to dot-art to purchase or peruse and who knows you might just find a piece of Liverpool to take home with you.
Open Eye Gallery
Where: 19 Mann Island, Waterfron, L3 1BP
Another of our Liverpool art galleries situated on the stunning waterfront of Liverpool is the Open Eye Gallery.
The permanent archive at Open Eye holds photographs from as far back as the 1930’s and today Open Eye works to promote the mastery of photography as its own art from.
Exhibitions at Open Eye usually revolve around the current economic or political climate. The work on show documents important events or changes in society through photographic displays or shows how photography has or does play an important role in recording our world events.
The main exhibition on display, Open 3: Affecting Change, follows five local photographers as they immerse themselves in local Liverpool organisations and record how each champion positive changes in society.
A great visit to see past and present work from renowned and unknown artists, and this year Open Eye celebrate their 40th birthday so pay a visit check out a special display that celebrates their work over the last four decades.
White Wall Gallery
Where: 49, Paradise Street, L1 3EU
With over 40 locations across the UK, Whitewall Galleries have access to a selection of the most amazing artistic talent in the country and a portfolio of award winning artists work to display.
No matter where your artistic tastes lie, Whitewall Gallery have scoured the nation to bring an array of artistic experts together producing everything from impressionistic pieces to stunning photorealist creations.
On a visit to Whitewall Gallery in Liverpool art lovers can consult with a dedicated art consultant who will even visit your home to source the best piece of art for your personal taste and style. Whilst in the gallery there’s even a bar where you can enjoy glasses of bubbly or complimentary tea and coffee whilst discussing your next artistic investment.
Up and coming exhibiting artists at Whitewall Gallery Liverpool include none other than Christian Hook an artist famous for capturing celebrity portraits and winner of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014.
If you are planning on shopping in the many Liverpool art galleries during your visit Whitewall Gallery is a good place to start your journey.
Where: 63 Bold Street, L1 4EZ
Nestled in the independent district of Liverpool Rennies Gallery is a charming space filled with a treasure trove of art work that’s yours for the taking.
The gallery was opened in 1965 to sell oil paintings made by the hand of Jean Rennie, the business expanded to framing the work then selling the paintings in the local artist hot spots such as Bluecoat, Chester Riverside and New Brighton beach.
Even though the space is small there’s plenty to see inside if you are an artist yourself there’s a well-stocked arts and crafts supply store next door.
Rennies remains a family run business on Bold Street and is ideal if you’re browsing or buying. There’s an amazing collection of mixed media to choose from and during summer 2017 the stunning work of JJ Adams will be featuring on the walls of Rennies, oldest and smallest among the Liverpool art galleries in our guide.
The Perfect hotel for art lovers in Liverpool
At 30 James Street, our guests can enjoy a superb stay in a quality hotel, within walking distance of every art gallery mentioned in this guide. Our stunning landmark location gives guests perfect access to the most remarkable cultural hot spots in Liverpool and ensures each and every guest an unforgettable visit to Liverpool.
Using our handy helpful guide navigate your way around the Liverpool art galleries with ease, knowing where you can expect to walk away with a purchased piece of art and where you can simply admire masterpieces from across the globe and throughout time.
When you’re done exploring all these wonderful Liverpool art galleries head back to your luxury hotel room and relax in simply sublime surroundings.
Why not make your way to our awe inspiring rooftop restaurant, Carpathia and enjoy dining on dishes of excellence that could be considered works of art themselves.
Call and arrange your next artistic expedition to Liverpool on 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out our amazing Liverpool accommodation offers here and make the most of your short city break at 30 James Street -Home of the Titanic.