2 Lombard Street Margate Kent CT9 1EJ
A sunny little spot, fresh and airy, the Margate Gallery is one of the more established of the art spaces that pepper Margate's Old Town. The back room, flooded in light, makes an excellent space for consistently interesting exhibitions of contemporary art in all media, featuring a range of artists from emerging young newbies to established names. Many shows have links with the surrounding area, or local artists; the gallery is at the forefront of Margate's artistic rejuvenation. The large front room, meanwhile, open even when they are between shows, is given over to a fantastic range of contemporary hand-designed gifts – stationery, cards, posters, jewellery, cushions, ceramics, prints, you name it – much of it (but by no means all) with a retro seasidey, and specifically Margatey, flavour.