Welcome to Ark at The Cloisters Artisan Gallery. Situated at the foot of Boroughgate in the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, we are a unique gift gallery celebrating the work of wonderful local artists and artisans. We became Ark following the terrible floods of December 2015 to reinforce our philosophy of supporting and promoting our local artists, looking after our community and our environment and providing a haven of happiness and artistic shelter within the town. The gallery is managed by Karen West, a musician and educator with a background in arts development, and Grace Rigby, a professional textile artist and experienced retail manager. This will be the story of the people we know and of our wonderful world within the beautiful district of Eden, Cumbria.