The gallery is open every day excluding Sunday, from 12pm until 5pm and has free entry. It is important to note that the gallery will be shut from the 18 of December and will only re-open in February.
Their multifunctional venue is divided into three specific areas. The first being ‘The Red Room’ which is strategically lit to showcase the new Art exhibits. The second is the ‘Main Art Venue’ in which you can feel the scale of their project, as it has a massive central hall that includes a vast selection of Artworks.
The gallery space has an industrial and urban vibe and showcases a wide range of both local, national and international artists. It hosts many events in the year and there are always new pieces to enjoy and all pieces displayed are for sale. Finally, they also have a spacious Lounge Bar, that emphasises the historical relation between Wine, Coffee and Arts. In addition, to the Lounge Bar, they have a Christmas shop that is running until the 18 December, which has a really cosy atmosphere and truly festive with gorgeous Christmas lights and trees. They also have mulled wine Fridays and original and handmade Christmas gifts for you to buy.
The Lady in Red gallery has been captivating visitors since opening in 2016 and has about 50 art pieces in one section, showing original art pieces, sculptures and ceramics. Their second section is where they showcase one artist at a time, in which they are currently exhibiting the remarkable Portuguese artist Helena de Medeiros, whose work is most definitely worth a visit. Helena was born in Porto and she graduated from London’s Fashion School and Escola Superior de Artes e Design. Her work as a Costume Designer is dedicated mainly to Contemporary Ballet but also to Cinema, Theatre and Opera. For more information on their events and current artists, please check and subscribe to their website.
The pandemic has affected all business but luckily this gallery has still remained open, although they have had to change their opening hours. The relaxing bar area is still open but with the added social distancing and they are still following current strict health regulations. The other issue that the pandemic has caused is that sadly lots of artists have cancelled or postponed their work for the following year which has stopped them from changing their art pieces every two months.
The Lady in Red gallery is also a sponsor for Student art prizes which is curated by the Sovereign Art foundation. The Sovereign Arte Foundation School Competition was established in Portugal in 2017 to inspire and reward young artists from our community. The foundation hosts a competition for young artists in secondary schools, aged 13 to 18.
This is one of The Lady in Red’s main initiatives to support young artists, by giving them a platform to showcase and sell their work and truly be recognised and appreciated for their talent at such a young age. The twenty-finalists works are also sold to the public (with authorisation) and the funds raised from the sale are divided equally between the artists themselves and the solidarity project chosen by the Sovereign Art Foundation for this contest.
For further information about the gallery, please visit: https://www.galerialadyinred.com/