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“It was great . . . to be using a variety of venues: we felt that this gave the artwork a context which encouraged us to look at some things more closely than we might have done otherwise . . . Not knowing exactly what to expect in each place gave us a sense of discovery . . . We felt we benefited from the walk between venues: it gave us some space to absorb what we had seen, to discuss and to look forward to what we might see next; we felt relaxed about being able to take things in rather than the feeling of information overload that we have so often felt when we visit museums or art galleries . . .”

Look out for our venue signs.

(Downloadable arrow signs are at the bottom of this page for venues who for any reason need to print more than we give you.)

Venues 1 & 3 are street locations with open viewing all the time.

Please click on the venue image below to link to its website.

Our trail map only shows some of the parking possibilities in the city – see here for more.

You’ll find plenty of places to eat and drink (plus toilets) amongst our venues. Just a few have no wheelchair access usually due the nature of old Chester buildings.

CWaC: click: ‘City Centre Chester Access: A Guide for Disabled People”.
Please note the above guide does not show Hunter Street where Storyhouse is  – please use our trail map. Neither maps fully show the current major developments around Northgate Street which are yet to be completed.

Please note: Storyhouse, Venue 17, has a ‘Changing Places’ toilet facility.

Some Venue Feedback from 2022

“We loved being part of the Chester Art Beat as it allowed people to explore the city in such a unique and creative way. We welcomed our artist to our store and she got such a great response from both new and regular customers.” Venue Host

“This was an excellent opportunity for us to reach a new audience and promote the work of the gallery.” Venue Host

Venues told us:

  • There was an increased buzz about the venue, particularly in the light of recent quietness in the town
  • Staff members were commenting that it was great to have something different there
  • They loved it – were delighted with their artist who was a perfect match – and were keen to get their marketing team behind it

Venues thought the Chester Art Beat was:

  • A perfect way to showcase and raise the profile of the venue which is relatively new in the city
  • Great for their community venue
  • Ideal for adding colour and footfall for the venue
  • Went so well and they are considering hosting artists there in the future (besides from the Chester Art Beat)

Venue 1: Brook Street Mural
Open viewing

Venue 2: Bowling Green Court, Brook Street

Toilets Available

Venue 3: Super Trees Subway
(a ‘City Forest’) – Open viewing

(See murals on subway tunnels & in Super Trees area – the tunnel underwater theme one has been made by Wendy Connolly, our artist in Bowling Green Court)

Venue 4: Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street

Toilets available
No wheelchair access
See website for details:
Scroll down to bottom of link page

Venue 5: Marks & Spencer, Frodsham Street

Café, Toilets

Venue 6: Søstrene Grene, 6-8 Newgate St, Grosvenor Precinct, Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 7: Grosvenor Shopping Centre Central Atrium

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 8: Whitewall Galleries, Unit 5-7, St. Michael’s Row, Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 9: Jigsaw, 39, 41 Bridge Street (Row)

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 10: Bloom & Albion, 12 Bridge Street

No wheelchair access
Café & toilets second floor

Venue 11: Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51/53 Watergate Row

No wheelchair access

Venue 12: Watergate Street Gallery
60 Watergate Street Chester

No wheelchair access

Venue 13: Pictura Studios, 5 Eastgate Street (Row)

Wheelchair access
via Godstall Lane

from St Werburgh Street
Café & toilets

Venue 14: Sea Salt Cornwall, 3-5 St Werburgh Street

Venue 15: CASC: Contemporary Art Space Chester, University of Chester
Forum Shopping Centre

Shopping centre has café & toilets

Chester Art Beat joins CASC at their 2022 major visual arts degree show, showcasing the work of 120 undergraduates

Venue 16: Chester Cathedral, Chapter House,
St Werburgh Street

Café & toilets
Ask to be shown wheelchair access to Chapter House

Venue 17: Storyhouse, The Den, Hunter Street

Café & toilets plus
Changes Places Toilet Facility

Venue 18: Glass Deva
7-8 Rufus Court, Chester, CH1 2JW