Acorn Gallery

Acorn Gallery to be showcased in Small Business Saturday 2014

The Acorn Gallery have been selected as part of the national campaign Small Business Saturday 2014.

The gallery, situated in Pocklington just outside of York, is just one of only 100 businesses, across the UK, to have been selected to take part in this on Saturday December 6th.

As part of the campaign each business is to be featured in the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday with one being profiled every day on social media channels.

The Acorn Gallery in Pocklington has already enjoyed its day in the social media spotlight.

All the chosen businesses will also be running their own promotional activities on Small Business Saturday.

Owner Diane Wass, who runs The Acorn Gallery with husband John, said: “We have already seen more interaction on our social media channels and have had messages of support from other businesses. However we won’t see the true value for a little while but bit by bit it is gaining momentum, and we’re looking forward to getting together with the other 99 businesses.”

Click “play” and see Diane talk about her business and Small Business Saturday in the above video.

It was 5pm as we drove into Epping high street… It was dark and teeming down with rain. As we drove along we passed an art gallery, it was well lit and it looked warm and dry. We parked up and went in!

We lost ourselves in the warm and the quiet, wandering, reading and admiring the work on display… Amongst the sculptures was a pair of bronze elephants, head to head, resting on entwined trunks. I have always loved elephants and these stole my heart… As we left the gallery I found tears rolling down my face and I couldn’t bear to leave without them… and so in the last minutes of that wet afternoon in Epping we bought them!

It was six more months before we went into another gallery but a beautiful limited edition found its way home for our anniversary and so it began!

Art became our not-so-secret passion! We collected and loved so many pieces and dreamed of having our own gallery… and so the idea was born but it was really only a dream… until one day we sat on a bench in picturesque Pocklington, eating sandwiches with the kids and there before us was a little shop, empty and unloved… in need of some serious TLC and calling out for us to make it beautiful!

So we did! We contacted the landlord, signed the lease and then we stripped it, painted it, re-floored and re-fitted it to make it our own! We knew it was the right thing to do and in 2007 we opened The Acorn Gallery!

Now we put our artful passion into helping you find beautiful and unique things for your home! We offer a fantastic range of prints, paintings and sculpture from some of the UK’s most talented artists. We look for work that stands apart from the rest by virtue of its style or its colours or simply the artist behind it!

We can help you find something to really give your room that WOW factor! From gorgeous little watercolours to beautiful oils, pencil sketches, charcoals and everything in between! We seek out all things bright and beautiful…

FREE HOME APPROVAL is always available so that you can see the work in your home before you make your decision.

Leave the world behind and visit us here at The Acorn… You’ll always find a warm welcome and with Pocklington’s FREE PARKING and fantastic boutiques and coffee shops, you’ve nothing to lose!

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