The ‘Folkestone Art Trust’ is a non-profit group, formed to safeguard & manage the Art Collection acquired by the Metropole Gallery.  The gallery’s governing body, the Metropole Arts Trust, evolved into the town’s ‘Creative Folkestone’, which is primarily concerned with the regeneration (via art) of the areas in & around Folkestone’s old harbour.

Our partnership with ‘Creative Folkestone’ & other art groups help enrich the life of the town and surrounding districts. Part of the Trust’s role is to ensure that the work in what is now the ‘Metropole Art Collection‘ is frequently shown; a commitment we have kept to by curating regular exhibitions.

We try to ensure that the people in the area have periodic opportunities to enjoy their rich Art Heritage, and wherever possible, bring high quality, engaging visual art to the town. It’s a voluntary group, so please support us any way you can.

Carol Lewis: Acting Chair.  Ron Lewis: Treasurer.  James Marsh: Design & Publicity / Vice Chairman.  Eileen Brassington: Membership Secretary / Administration / Liaison Officer.  Patrick Marrin: Conservation / Archivist.  Louise Lewis: Photography.  Leah Welch: Research & Development / PR.