Unlike most high street shops, Arcade Artisans is run entirely by the people who provide the goods on the shelves.  Each hand crafted item was created by the Gloucestershire-based artists and craftspeople who also staff the shop.    

Our Previous Shops


Most recently we opened briefly at 25 Clarence Parade  in Cheltenham.


Prior to this we were situated in the large unit on the corner at The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham, where we were able to offer work from over 40 artisans.


Before this we enjoyed a year at Beechwood Shopping Centre, moving across the garden there to swap between two different units every few months.


Luckily our customers know to keep hunting us out!

Our Ethos

To offer quality, locally handcrafted art & crafts directly from the people who make them, in a friendly and welcoming shop that we hope is a pleasure to visit.

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Our History

Arcade Artisans had previously moved between two units within Beechwood Shopping Centre from May 2014 to Otober 2015.


The shop owes its roots to ByLocal, its predecessor which ran successfully in Regent Arcade, Cheltenham, for four and a half years.  Contributing artists and craftspeople decided at By Local’s closure that they wanted to keep its ethos alive and find another venue in the town.  The invitation from Beechwood Shopping Centre was gladly accepted, and in May 2014 Arcade Artisans was born.


Our Artisans

To find out more about the many individual artists and makers who contribute to our shop with their skills please visit our Meet the Artisans page.