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 Shop

Situated in The Brewery, Cheltenham the shop offered a great variety of gift and homewares, including pottery, paintings, furniture, textiles, jewellery, glassware, photo-art, mosaics, porcelain and much more.


Our friendly makers are always on hand in the shop, and can chat to you about their work.  

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.

Apologies, wheelchair access is possible to the ground floor shop only.


In addition to our usual shop, in the Brewery we were also able to  host separate exhibitions in our gallery area upstairs.

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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.