Visual Arts

In House Arts

JSM_3979We are a group of volunteers who curate and publicise exhibitions and the visual arts at the Otley Courthouse. The venue has a range of wall space for hanging works, including the foyer, cafe, mezzanine and the courtroom.
We are currently inviting expressions of interest for later in 2017. If you would like to submit your work for consideration for a future exhibition, please email In-House Arts at  or call into Otley Courthouse to pick up an exhibition pack. As part of the exhibition you can host your own private private preview for family & friends. There is no fee for exhibiting.
The Courthouse takes 30% commission on items sold.

The Courthouse is just one of the venues in Otley where you can view Art exhibitions.

You can download the Otley Art Map here.
Our exhibitions change every month:

Calendar of Exhibitions

Shane Green
Well known sculptor, artist and teacher, Shane Green will be showing a selection of drawings, prints and models of public artworks which he has undertaken, along with associated etchings and ceramics.




Prince Henry School – annual exhibition of A Level Art students’ work


Aire Valley Arts Club
Aire Valley Arts is a group of professional and semi-professional artists centered around the Aire Valley of West Yorkshire.


Courthouse Artists in Residence – Julia Odell, Jackie Flemming, Liz Neylan

A selling exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by the Courthouse’s residents artist








Chris Sharp – Zooillogical

Working in a variety of mediums including paint, printmaking and photography, his work draws inspiration from the natural world and how we perceive it.









Cabinet displays
The cabinets in the foyer are available throughout the year for displaying arts, crafts and cards. The cabinet displays also change monthly


Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by people in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique arts and resource centre for our community.

Find out about the history of Otley Courthouse by visiting the Heritage section of our website.


Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3AN

Telephone: 01943 467466 email:

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