“Great art, lovely coffee.

The gallery started in November 2017 and is owned by Mike La-Traille and he’s helped by his partner Lucy Harvey.
Mike spent the previous 18 years in education as a film, photography and media tutor and later as a Faculty Director. Alongside his educational role he spent time exhibiting and selling his photographic work throughout the Uk and the rest of the world.
Mike and Lucy visited Littlehampton one evening and he decided that this would be the place he wanted to set-up his gallery with coffee shop.
The gallery exhibits the work of local artists as well as others from around the Uk and other parts of Europe.
Mike & Lucy try to work with as many other small businesses as possible, this allows them to be promoted on a wider scale along with the artists. The local handmade cakes from Tideways Sweet Treats, Kay Presgrave and slightly further afield Little Bee Bakes. The gallery also sells locally handmade chocolate from Worthing based Charlenes Chocolate Factory. Artists work is not only exhibited in the gallery but also in other areas in the town such as West Beach Cafe, Hairlucinations and Fitzalan Medical Centre as well as here on the website.
The gallery runs a variety of events throughout each month, trying to cater for the tastes of different people. There’s Games at the Gallery on the last Friday of every month, Various art classes throughout the week, and it provides a place for people to have coffee and enjoy the work and meet the artists who pop in and out.
In November they were named New Business of the Year 2019 by Arun Business Partnership.
They support the #justacard campaign that is designed to create awareness of small businesses and how to support local independent shops and artists. Just purchasing a card when you visit could make all the difference.
Supporters of the refill water scheme also, means you can just pop in and have your water bottle filled free of charge in a way to try and save the environment.
The gallery is also dog friendly, as long as you keep your dog on a lead and away from the artwork! There’s often a bowl of water outside (or on request), a free dog treat and also dog ice cream for sale.
If you are not local you can still enjoy the gallery and some of the aspects of what they offer. There’s this webpage and also a facebook and instagram page which sees daily updates on work, events and also from time to time live videos.
Mike La-Traille