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Artcatto Art Gallery

Contemporary art gallery in Loulé

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Located in the heart of Loulé, ArtCatto Gallery is a contemporary art gallery housed in an impressive traditional Portuguese townhouse. The gallery holds exhibitions and showcases international artists of great acclaim attracting an art-loving audience from all across the Algarve.

ArtCatto offers a private viewing service at the gallery, available by appointment. It is also possible to request that artwork is brought to your home for viewing in situ. Contact ArtCatto using the links above for more details.

Owner, Gillian Catto is already well known in the London art world and indeed internationally, having run a successful gallery in Hampstead for over 30 years. During this time she has featured and promoted a few collectable favourites such as the work of popular Scottish painter, Jack Vettriano.

Making the move to live in the Algarve, Gillian saw a gap in the market for a gallery in a unique and attractive location where both artists and art connoisseurs could meet and appreciate art while on holiday. ArtCatto gallery is in a beautiful traditional townhouse, which has been renovated to a high standard, retaining it's original features and includes a wonderful roof terrace with views across Loulé.

Since opening this gallery in December 2011, ArtCatto have held numerous previews and events showcasing some of the best national and international artists' paintings and sculpture as well as photography. In July 2012 ArtCatto provided the location for Loulé Art and Design Festival in collaboration with Beau McClellan lighting design. The gallery has also been responsible for some superb exhibitions at the near by Conrad Algarve hotel featuring renowned artists such as Philip Jackson, Dom Pattison, Maimon and photographer Terry O'Neill.

A large catalogue of art is available for sale directly from their website including limited editions and prints. Featured artists include Mark Evans who creates large-scale micro-sculptures from leather. Working with blades and knives of varying thickness, Evans carves photorealistic scenes, symbols, and figures into pieces of leather; James Mylne, known for his intricate ballpoint pen drawings; and Rogério Timóteo who creates beautiful sculptures in marble, bronze and resin.

Art Catto holds regular exhibitions both at the gallery and at the Conrad Algarve, near Quinta do Lago, and the Dona Filipa hotel in Vale do Lobo. The art works on display grace the walls of properties in Portugal but are also shipped internationally making Art Catto an increasingly important art nexus.

Visit the ArtCatto website to learn more about the outstanding artists that the gallery works with, and to find out about current and upcoming events.

ArtCatto is open:

  • Monday to Friday - 10:00h to 18:00h
  • Saturday - 10:00h to 13:00h

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