We're currently taking bookings for artisan stalls at our seasonal events.

Contact us for details.

Welcome to the Cygnet - an original and imaginative collection of arts and crafts. As a conbined gallery and studio, the Cygnet offers local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work - unique and varied pieces from fine art to silver smithing, from glass work to textiles, to photography and ceramics, calligraphy and sculpture - there is always something new to see here and an artist to answer your questions. We enjoy talking about what we do - you're welcome to come in and browse or have a chat.

The Cygnet was opened on August 29th 2009, as a co-operative style space for artists and craftspeople. It currently hosts around 30 artists, giving them High Street space in the heart of the town, for working and retail use.

Throughout the year we have open days in Swans Yard; visiting artists and craftspeople exhibit their work outside, plus there's live music and a busy cafe.

The Cygnet is a Swans Trust project. To find out more about the Trust, or for more information on Swans Yard, please visit our Links page.

We hope you enjoy our website, and look forward to seeing you soon!

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The Cygnet, Swans Yard, High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP78JQ   www.thecygnet.org.uk