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UCLAN Graduate Opens Art And Coffee Shop In Ribbleton Lane

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~If you were to visit your nearest café you can be assured of the following three things :-

  • A wide selection of food and drinks
  • A variety of newspapers to read at your leisure
  • A clean environment in which to unwind with friends.

There is, however something missing which caters for the creatively inclined amongst us:- art paraphernalia and artistic opportunities.

Thankfully, there is a new independent art and coffee shop open in Ribbleton Lane which appeals to the above statement. UCLAN Graduate and artist  Suzi Topp runs ‘Gallery D52’.

The shop is home to a selection of contemporary fine art  from local artists in both original and print form.Nine artists are currently exhibiting, and more wall and floor space is available to rent. Regular artist groups, workshops and community events will all be part of the shop’s offering.

 Gallery D52’s Ellis Jinks reveals the ambient atmosphere and encourages all to attend,  “The aim is to create a welcoming place for everyone to come together, chat and relax. We’re trying to bring a better art scene to Preston, breaking down the stigma – art is for everyone!”

A weekly group gives artists a chance to come together, discuss ideas and eat cake. Late December last year saw a well-attended Rhythm Jam session in which community members tried out a host of percussion instruments for a suggested donation of £5 or leftover Christmas chocolates and crackers.

In similarity with your standard café, Gallery D52 serves the following three things :-

  • Freshly prepared sandwiches and paninis
  •  Homemade cakes
  •  Fresh Italian coffee and a selection of teas.

 Food is available to eat in or takeaway, and orders can be phoned through for collection.

Gallery D52 is at 234 Ribbleton Lane, and is open Tuesday to Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Follow Gallery D52 on Facebook to find out more.

Please support this UCLAN graduate who has recently opened an  art and coffee shop in Ribbleton Lane

^Alex Ashworth