Fáilte go Just Art It
Welcome to Just Art It!
We are a retail shop, art gallery and workshop space, ideally located in the centre of Galway City, in the heart of Galway’s Westend. Just Art It provides a beautiful space where people can slow down, feel good and find just what they need to connect to their own creativity. Lig le do chruthaitheacht linn!
Our beautiful store offers a curated selection of artist quality art materials, a wide range of original artwork by professional Irish artists, a great collection of prints designed and produced in-house, framing and screen printing services, and a wide range of art classes, music courses, printmaking workshops and cultural events throughout the year.
From the very beginning, our vision for our specialised shop has been to bring a selection of high-quality art products, working directly with producers and independent family businesses. We are proud to be the first in introducing international leading brands to our local market for our artist community.
Our art gallery promotes and sells original artworks from professional Irish artists. We are artists, and we support artists! We specialise in printmaking, but we also stock original works of other disciplines like drawings, paintings or watercolours. We constantly include new artists, and add new works to our wide range of original limited print editions.
We are printmakers, and we have a passion for hand-printing! Our creative studio values quality over quantity, and we hand-craft with love just for you! Take a quick look!
Just Art It brings Galway’s best framing service right to the city centre, since September 2019. We offer our framing service in partnership with THE FRAME SHOP, a third generation Galway family business. There is no challenge too big for our framers!!
In our times of mass production there is still space for hand crafted projects. We offer an in-house limited screen printing service for special hand-pulled projects. Ideal for small quantity printing projects. Get in touch to discuss your idea and requirements.
Connecting with your creativity never has been more essential. Creativity is the key to a healthy and resourceful life!
Our courses are perfect for connecting with your creativity, and learn new skills in our fully equipped and comfortable studios, or join our online courses to learn and practice art and music from the comfort of your home!
Just Art It was founded by visual artist Elena Santos in 2017. She designed the shop inspired by her childhood memories of the local stores in her native Spain.
My favourite shop when I started studying in art school, was my local hardware store. I remember the smell of the shop, the staff wearing the blue work coats and how everything, even a single screw, was sold by weight and wrapped in craft paper!
Elena always wanted to bring back the essence of that shopping experience where expertise and kindness behind the counter, combined with the attention to details and quality makes every customer feel welcome and in good hands!
Elena had come all the way to Ireland to pursuit the opportunity to open her own creative business where she could combine all her skills under the same roof. Just Art It means fulfilling this life long dream.
Coming to Galway was the best decision in my life. I feel that finally I belong
When the global pandemic hit our lives in 2020, we took the time to reflect and reinvent our business considering the new normal.
In July, we started by reopening the doors of Just Art It as Creative Studio, adding new services, a new line of work and products designed, produced and edited in-house.
We have restructured the shop space, extended the art gallery and redesigned our workshop area, to continue providing a safe and relaxed experience for our customers and students.
Our shop is a quiet and peaceful place, which allows our customers to slow down while browsing, and to find time for themselves.
Shortly after, we launched our new line of music classes and courses in our newly added premises right next door to Just Art It, expanding our family business.
In November Elena and Alan announce their new creative business Soundtrack & Podcast, combining their creative strength, their artistic skills and their passion in this new venture!
Our vision is to bring a wealth of creativity to our community, and make sound and music an accessible tool for everyone to connect and communicate.
Just Art It Community
Our lovely community of friends, customers and students is a constant source of inspiration for us to continue improving everything we do at Just Art It. We truly value the trust of our customers and people who feel connected to us, and find in Just Art It a place to socialise with other people who share the same love for art and creativity, just as we feel connected to our local community in Galway’s Westend. Our community’s continued support helps us to establish Just Art It as an integral part in Galway’s cultural life!
Get involved! – Bí páirteach!
You can support Just Art It in many different ways: VISIT US Come to say hi! Recommend our services, and share your Just Art It experience with your family, friends, and colleagues! Send us a video message or write us a review! Your feedback will help us to constantly improve our services! SHOP WITH US! Buy our prints, attend our courses or buy your presents for your loved ones with us! SUBSCRIBE to our PODCAST @artistworkingpodcast and FOLLOW US in our social media. We are @justartitgalway
Remember to tag us in all your creations and pictures!
Meet the Just Art It team.
Professional visual artist, qualified art teacher and printmaker with over twenty years of artistic and educational experience.
Original from Spain, she graduated from both the Art School of Oviedo and the University of Salamanca with MA qualification in Fine Arts. Over the years she has participated in numerous exhibitions and she has collaborated with several art and cultural projects in Galway and abroad. Elena moved to Ireland in 2012, and she established herself as an integral member of Galway’s cultural life and business community. Elena operates from Just Art It, her own business and studio workspace which opened in 2017 in the heart of Galway’s Westend.
Professional musician, composer and music teacher tutored by some of the most renowned percussionists in Italy, UK, and Cuba.
Alan has been living in Ireland for more than 20 years, where he’s been working as a musician, sharing the stage with many bands and orchestras in premium Irish venues, including the Late Late Show, the Olympia Theatre and Whelan’s in Dublin and many more. Alan has regularly toured abroad, performing at high level festival and events in the US. For many years he has worked as a drum and percussion teacher in a number of music schools in Galway City and County. Alan has studied music composition with Berklee School Of Music, and focuses on composing and producing music soundtracks for visual media.