Croft Wingates Gallery in Market Harborough has been established since 1975 selling originals, limited editions, sculpture and offering a full bespoke framing service.
John & Jenni Snape have been running the gallery since 1981 when they bought the business from John’s parents Bill & Beth.
The gallery has been evolving since then and in 2002 moved into a purpose built gallery in the garden of the old site on St Mary’s Road.
During August there is an EVOLUTION SALE in the gallery when all stock will be sold at half price to make way for the next step in the gallery’s evolution.
John Snape said, “Jenni and I will be retiring from the gallery when Andrew & Kathryn Cartwright will take over” he continued, “This is a very positive move in the history of Croft Wingates Gallery. Andrew has worked with us for the last couple of years and I am very happy that he and Kathryn will make the business grow. Dinah Fordham has been a big part of our family business and will continue working with them and I will also help”.
The gallery will close for September and launch under the name WINGATES GALLERY on Saturday 30th September. Andrew commented, “We feel very privileged to be continuing the tradition of a friendly welcome, great customer service and all that the gallery has offered for over 40 years here in Market Harborough. As well as bringing in new collections from some of our most loved existing artists, we will be introducing work from new artists including glass sculptures. It is important to Kathryn and me to acknowledge and appreciate the heritage of the gallery so, after refurbishing and rebranding, we will proudly launch as Wingates Gallery and look forward to extending our friendly welcome to our existing and new customers at our launch party on 30th September and beyond”.