A POPULAR Cockermouth art gallery has closed after almost 30 years in business.

Skylark Studios on South Street in Cockermouth closed on December 24 after almost 30 years of trade in the town.

The art gallery sold many different hand made crafts/gifts, fashion jewellery which were all made on the premises as well as greetings cards and calendars. 

After almost 30 years in the gallery, the business has now moved online with customers encouraged to visit the store for many of the products online.

In a customer notice displayed on the shop, Skylark Studios said: "This shop will be closing permanently after Christmas Eve.

"With thanks for all your interest and support since 1994. You can buy greetings cards packs, original prints and calendars (in stock from early October) on my website www.skylarstudio.co.uk or email: skylarstudio@tiscali.co.uk ."