RAINYDAY GALLERY was first opened by Martin Val Baker at Cross Street Penzance, Cornwall in 1992 - and since then he has staged well over 130 Solo and Mixed Exhibitions.
From 1998 the Gallery operated at the lower end of Market Jew Street until moving, in 2002 to its long time location on the first floor in premises at the top of the street, opposite the statue of Humphry Davy.
A vast array of artists and styles have been shown at RAINYDAY and besides the regular monthly shows there is always a good general display of work by other well known local artists as well as artists cards, books,pottery, etc.
Now one of the major galleries in West Cornwall The RAINYDAY sends out a regular monthly mail shot. If you are a collector contact us to go on the mail out.
Exhibitions are now online. For the latest exhibition at Rainyday Gallery visit their website by clicking on the link below.
Amongst artists who have sold work at The Rainyday Gallery over the years are:
Pat ALGAR Nicola BEALING David BEER Bob BOURNE Romi BEHRENS Lucie BRAY Victoria BURLTON Zoe CAMERON Margritt CLEGG Jessica COOPER Mary CROCKETT Bob DEVEREUX Stephen DOVE Julian DYSON John EMANUEL Ray EXWORTH Naomi FREARS Anthony FROST Luke FROST Terry FROST Chris HANKEY Mamie HARDY Catherine HEADLEY Lorna HEAYSMAN Russell HEDGES John HENDERSON Maggie HENSHALL Francis HEWLETT Victoria HILLIARD Bo HILTON Fergus HILTON Rose HILTON Ray HOPLEY Sax IMPEY Kurt JACKSON Emma JEFFRYES Robert JONES Rachael KANTARIS David KEMP Martin LANYON Matthew LANYON Jeremy Le GRICE Rachael LEVINE Paul LEWIN Amanda LORENS Janet LYNCH Alex MACKENZIE Margo MAECKELBERGHE Louise McCLARY Carole McDOWALL Daphne McCLURE Felicity MARA Maggie MATTHEWS June MILES John MILLER Lewis MITCHELL Moreen MOSS Alice MUMFORD Richard NOTT Breon O'CASEY Jack PENDER Simon POOLEY Roy RAY Michael REES Pat REID Paul RICHARDS Leike RITMAN Claire ROLLINSON Vincent RYMER Dot SEARLE Jennifer SEMMENS Colin SCOTT Pat SCOTT David SHANAHAN Alex SMIRNOFF Mary STORK Donald SWAN Ken SYMONDS Trevor TANSER Carrie TAYLOR Porl THOMPSON Mick TRACEY David TREMLETT Bob VIGG Gill WATKISS Rod WALKER Roy WALKER Kate WALTERS Eric WARD Karl WESCHKE Jerry WHITE Phil WHITING Laura WILD Clive WILLIAMS Nick WILLIAMS Ges WILSON Jenny WOODHOUSE Michelle WRIGHT Fred YATES.
Under the title Rainyday Promotions, from time to time,
Martin also puts on music events, (folk, jazz, world etc) and is nowadays booking many of the major acts for St Ives September Festival.
'The Rainyday Gallery, in Penzance's Market Jew Street, is something of a hidden gem. ....its owner Martin Val Baker, grew up within the local creative matrix and as such is able to sustain a programme of excellent, interesting and often unusual work ' - Galleries Magazine.