Artists, art lovers, friends and neighbours were all present at the opening of the new White Fox Gallery in Coldstream on Sunday, March 6.
The gallery was initially founded in 2013, at the Craft Centre at the Hirsel, but after just over three years, the owners needed to expand.
Commenting after the opening, co-founder Stephen Whitehorne said: “We couldn’t quite believe the sheer number of guests who joined us, in cheer and in celebration, in conversation and in contemplation, of what we hope will set the tone for the White Fox Gallery in Coldstream in the weeks, months and years ahead.
“It was extremely timely to be offered this chance to take on what was previously the Coldstream Gallery, at 51 High Street, and to now provide a much bigger platform for show-casing the exceptional creativity and eclectic talents of the very many artists and craft workers in the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and beyond.
“We are also planning a series of events at the gallery, amongst which photography workshops, felt-making workshops and possibly evening events such as poetry readings, slideshows and, of course, tea, coffee and cakes are also on the menu during our normal opening hours.”
Borders MSP, and neighbour of the new gallery, John Lamont, was at the official opening. He said: “I was delighted to attend the opening of this exciting new venture in Coldstream.
“I was really impressed by the hard work of Stephen and Virginie in setting this gallery up and expanding into the new premises on the High Street. The gallery is a great space to promote some of the talented individuals we have here in the Borders.
“Judging by the numbers of people who turned up to the opening, it’s going to be a great success.”
The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm; Wednesdays 10am–1pm. For further information: 01890 254 010; firstname.lastname@example.org