North Wales is inspiring not only to all those who visit but to the artists and performers amongst us. The incredible scenery that surrounds you while you are there, the historic places and delicious foods make the perfect recipe for creativity and expression. North Wales has a fantastic selection of art galleries and some of the most unique theatres in the UK, which are more than worth a trip to see. Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno The Mostyn Gallery presents work from a selection of artists, ranging in age and the technique they specialise in, the variety to be seen ensures there is something to suit everyone’s taste and interests. Much of the artwork is for sale, so if there is something that particularly grabs your attention, you can take the special piece home with you. There are regular workshops for children and adults, from hat making, photography, to a bunting workshop, these are all perfect activities for a rainy day. The shop sells independent, unusual and beautiful one of a kind pieces, so if you’re looking for a unique gift or something special for yourself, then this is the place to spree. The café serves hearty and delicious light lunches, snacks and drinks and is a haven for people looking for somewhere quiet, away from the bustle of the town. Ffin y Parc Gallery, Conwy The Ffin y Parc Gallery houses and celebrates the work from over 40 of the finest artists working in Wales. As you wander through each room, you can view various subjects and styles, all presented beautifully. The gallery is in the heart of a stunning valley and a sunny day is a great excuse to go and enjoy the outdoor space, you will be surrounded by rolling green hills and can enjoy sumptuous cakes and warm drinks from the café. Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy Situated just off the high street, this place is worth a visit while you are in Conwy. Selected members of the academy showcase their work throughout the year in the gallery. There are sculptures, prints, paintings, ceramics, textiles and much more. There are classes and clubs for all passions, from drawing to willow weaving, giving you guidance and ideas for your creations. The Royal Cambrian Academy is also hosting various musical events, talks and lectures, so be sure to pick up a program and see what is going on after you’ve looked at the Wales caravans for sale. Galeri Betws Y Coed, Betws-y-Coed In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, many artists are drawing inspiration from the incredible scenery surrounding them, and the Galeri Betws Y Coed is presenting the pieces for all to come along and view. There is contemporary, classic and abstract artwork, from individuals who call Wales their home. With a variety of subjects from nature to more industrial scenes, you will be amazed at the level of talent on display. The shop is just as interesting as the artwork, with a selection of handmade gifts, including bags, home accessories and jewellery. Oriel Colwyn, Colwyn Bay The Oriel Colwyn presents some of the finest local, national and international photography. The gallery, which can be found in the historical Theatre Colwyn, has been open since 2012. For the aspiring photographers, this is the place to go. The beginner’s courses have the use of the dark room which allows visitors to have a go at the process of analogue photography and the method previously used to develop images. Or, if you are just looking to improve your camera skills, there are classes to help you out, and the beautiful places and holiday moments are just waiting to be captured. Theatre Colwyn, Conwy The Theatre Colwyn is the oldest functioning theatre in Wales and the UK’s oldest cinema. The incredible venue is the heart of the arts and performing community in Conwy, with local productions and visits from touring shows offering a wide program of musicals, drama, comedies and gigs. This small theatre has a big choice, and it is the place to go if you’re looking for a recording studio or rehearsal space. Harlequin Puppet Theatre, Colwyn Bay The UK’s first and only permanent, purpose built puppet theatre is tucked away, just off the sea front, it is a jewel of a discovery for visitors and a regular activity that is loved by the locals. It is a true demonstration of a ‘one man show’ as the owner will welcome you into the cosy auditorium, get your ice creams ready and be the master of the puppets. Children and adults alike will be absorbed by the beautifully handmade puppets, which are skilfully brought to life and featured in the captivating stories. The theatre is in its 59th year, and the owner Chris has over 1000 marionettes, which after the show he will reveal to the audience exactly how the magic happens in his marionette cabaret. Will you be visiting any of these art galleries or theatres on your holiday? Or have you been before?