What We Do and Sell
Art in the Heart’s unique gallery and gift shop has been described as ‘the best shop in Peterborough’, and has received a highly commended award.
Inside you’ll find the work of some of the best regional artists and makers – which can also be ordered online for worldwide delivery.
Many of our artists exhibit in prestigious national and international galleries, but want to share their work with their own communities too. We also give a platform to exciting emerging creative talent.
The name Art in the Heart stems from the emotional connectivity we feel for the types of art we offer. The connectivity is rich and runs throughout our community; from talented artists through to staff and customers. We’re also located in the middle of Peterborough’s city centre.
We aim to embrace great art in an innovative context for everyday shoppers in the city centre. Instead of stuffy white-walled galleries we offer an experience that’s vibrant, lively and original.
Our gallery and gift shop has many displays of fine and decorative art and quality craft from our talented artists and makers, available for customers to view and buy. Our products are also available online for delivery worldwide.
You’ll love the variety of pieces, which include: paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, limited edition prints and greetings cards. We offer diverse styles, including representational, abstract, urban and pop.
You’ll find beautiful ranges of handcrafted, recycled, up-cycled and fair trade gifts that are completely unique to Art in the Heart and ideal for that someone special in your life.
You can also buy exciting brands such as Culinary Concepts, Sophie Allport, Caroline Walker, ArtHouse Meath and a whole range of Fair Trade pieces made by well cared for artisans from around the globe.
Our gallery and gift shop has been described as ‘the place to buy unique gifts’, and you can order online for delivery worldwide.
We also provide a picture framing service with quality made to measure solid wooden frames and hand cut mounts. We also have a large range of economy standard off the shelf frames. All sizes and different finishes.
Live Art Saturday
Why not join us for ‘Live Art Saturdays’ where artists demonstrate their art or craft to the passing public? We also stage temporary exhibitions and host events, as well as encouraging arts organisations to promote their events in our art info hub.
Whether you’re a budding artist or just fancy having a try, we offer a full, exciting programme of art and craft workshops and taster sessions. These are all delivered by artists and experienced facilitators, and you can either book your place online or in our gallery and gift shop.
Charity and Community
We’re dedicated to raising money for charity and have a collection point for our chosen charity, Kidneeds. We’ve also donated to Help for Heroes, The Green Backyard and Pyramid Pioneers.
We encourage both local and national companies to sponsor events and exhibitions, and have a group of organisations who support us as a non-profit Community Interest Company.
We also give demonstrations and provide interactive activities at many summer festivals in the city.
Education and Work Opportunities
You’ll find training programmes for school students through our local Skills Service, and also as part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme. We also give lectures to school students, sit on school judging panels, and attend school careers fairs offering practical workshops on jobs and skills in the art world.
We have structured volunteering opportunities for adults, as well as offering intern positions.