Art-Galeria in Fuengirola opens doors to inspiration

A NEW art gallery has opened its doors in Fuengirola and is welcoming all to get a taste of a real variety of art.

Art-Galeria is the brainchild of Roger Kardell, from Sweden, who arrived in Fuengirola in 2011 and decided that the range of art offered in the area could be built upon.

Having acquired a taste for paintings while working as a manager for a hotel company where many art pieces were displayed, he embarked on the project of creating his own gallery.

“I would like to inspire visitors, especially locals, and let this art gallery be a learning experience for them,” said Mr Kardell.

It took investment and three years to get the project, which had the support of the town hall, off the ground.

The gallery has a large variety of art pieces, amongst which are a Pablo Picasso lithograph and a 100-year-old chandelier. The premises, once a stone cellar, underwent a comprehensive renovation, carried out by a local construction company.

Artists from Argentina, Poland, Sweden and Spain, amongst other countries, are displayed in the gallery, and they are able to fix the prices of their creations.

“I have visited many towns on the Costa del Sol but do not quite feel as at home as I do in Fuengirola,” said Mr Kardell. Now he hopes he’s giving something beautiful back to the town that has welcomed him so happily.

The gallery is located at the Puerto Deportivo in Fuengirola, number 38, and can be visited between 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, from Tuesdays to Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays it is open between 11am and 2pm. Entrance is free.

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