Art and Soul opened on 1st September 2020 following an extensive fit out of our new store in Flemingate, Beverley.
Art and Soul was founded by Jane Berriman. Jane began by selling handmade Postage Stamp Art at craft fairs and online, and in 2019 was delighted to have the opportunity to sell her work in a high street location at Flemingate. Jane had much success until the shop closed at the start of 2020 due to the owners moving abroad to pursue new projects. Jane knew the store operated a successful model with a loyal customer base and so was unable to let the opportunity to reinvent the space pass.
"Its absolutely brilliant to open our doors and everyone involved has been so positive. All of the artists have had such a difficult time with exhibitions and art fairs closed because of Covid-19, so for them to have this space and be supported is wonderful.
"We have a fantastic gallery wall with a full view of Beverley Minster, which makes such a special location, and there is nothing else like this in Beverley where you can access so many artists in one place.
"My hope is that all of the artists enjoy showcasing and selling their work in store and online and are really successful, while shoppers can pop in and find something unique, handmade and very different to the high street".
Art and Soul is run by a small team who are dedicated to supporting and growing our seller community.
Caroline is experienced in retail and now works as a Sales Assistant in our Beverley Store. Caroline is also one of Art and Soul's sellers through her 'Caz Kitsch' range of hand sewn creatures.
Harriet is enjoying her gap year before heading off to study at University. We welcome Harriet as a Sales Assistant in our Beverley store.
Will has also now joined the Art and Soul team as a Sales assistant in his first retail role whilst he studies for his A-Levels....plus he is Harriet's younger brother.