City Art Centre

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Contact Information

2 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DE
City Art Centre Website
01315293993
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Opening Hours

Mondays: 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 10am - 5pm
Sundays: 12 noon - 5pm
Tuesdays: 10am - 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
City Art Centre
About City Art Centre

Enjoy a visit to the City Art Centre, a main Edinburgh art gallery with one of the best collections of Scottish art. We show interesting exhibitions from our own collections and from all over the world. We can also tempt you with an attractive shop located on the ground floor.

The City Art Centre has a busy programme of exhibitions which change regularly to suit the interests of our visitors. People come to see favourites from the City’s nationally Recognised collection of Scottish art; new work from local or international artists or exhibitions from other countries. Exhibitions of historic and modern photography, contemporary art and design, architecture and the built environment are staged in a rolling programme. We have shown Egyptian and Roman objects and even featured artwork and costumes from the Star Wars films.

An escalator and lift help you move around six floors, and you can be refreshed by sampling the menus in the café, or buy art books, cards, handbags and jewellery from our ground floor shop.

The City Art Centre is conveniently placed near to the Waverley rail station in the city centre.

Upcoming Events

City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

07 October 2017 - 13 May 2018
Explore the new activities in the family activity area at City Art Centre to complement the exhibition ‘Hidden Gems’
Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

07 October 2017 - 13 May 2018
Exhibition of ‘hidden gems’ from City Art Centre’s collection of fine art; celebrating the unsung and the unusual.
A Fine Line

A Fine Line

18 November 2017 - 18 February 2018
A Fine Line: An exhibition at City Art Centre bringing together artists working across a diverse range of disciplines.
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

24 November 2017
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tour of Songs for Winter

Gallery Tour of Songs for Winter

25 November 2017
Join artists Pauline Burbidge and Charlie Poulsen for a unique tour of their exhibition at City Art Centre!
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

25 November 2017
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

01 December 2017
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

02 December 2017
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Wood Engraving: Masterclass with Angie Lewin

Wood Engraving: Masterclass with Angie Lewin

02 December 2017
Engrave and print your own woodblock in this Wood Engraving workshop with Angie Lewin at City Art Centre.
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

08 December 2017
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Willow Crafts for Christmas: Masterclass with Lizzie Farey

Willow Crafts for Christmas: Masterclass with Lizzie Farey

16 December 2017
Learn how to make willow Christmas trees, wreaths and stars in this workshop at City Art Centre on 16th December.
In Conversation

In Conversation

13 January 2018
A unique opportunity to hear how ‘A Fine Line’ emerged as an exhibition from the four artists involved in it.
Descriptive Tour of ’A Fine Line’

Descriptive Tour of ’A Fine Line’

03 February 2018
Join artist Frances Priest for a tour of 'A Fine Line' specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.
Ceramics: Family Drop-in Session

Ceramics: Family Drop-in Session

04 February 2018
Make stunning ceramic tiles in this family drop-in workshop at the City Art Centre on 4th February.
Batik Cushions and Panels: Adult Creative Workshop with Margaret Findlay

Batik Cushions and Panels: Adult Creative Workshop with Margaret Findlay

17 February 2018
Make a lovely batik cushion using hot wax and dyes to create spontaneous patterns in this workshop at City Art Centre.