Citadel Fine Arts (CFA) Launches Amidst Spectacular Success at The Citadel


Citadel Fine Arts (CFA) Launches Amidst Spectacular Success at The Citadel

On the 19th of April, Citadel Fine Arts (CFA) emerged onto the global art scene with an extraordinary debut event within the historic casemates of The Citadel. Nestled within one of the UK’s most breathtaking fortifications, CFA unveiled itself as one of the world’s most unique galleries.

A gathering of over 500 art enthusiasts and connoisseurs bore witness to the showcase of over 150 stunning pieces, presented by more than 50 artists from around the globe. The event not only celebrated artistic diversity but also marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for art within the formidable walls of The Citadel.

In a pivotal moment for CFA, Helena Safari has been officially appointed as the gallery’s inaugural curator. Founder David de Min expressed his excitement, stating, “Helena is one of the most incredibly exuberant and creative individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, and I’m absolutely delighted that Helena is joining The Citadel family.”

The show was graced by the esteemed presence of the Lord Mayoress of Folkestone, Cllr Abena Akuffo-Kelly, adding a touch of distinction to the event.

Adding to the evening’s magic, the audience was treated to a live performance by the talented Noah Francis Johnson. Among the distinguished artists, two special talents stood out: our very own social media sensation Arron Crascall, showcasing his works, and Micky Finn. Micky, who recently celebrated his 37th year since leaving the young offenders’ prison at The Citadel, presented his exceptional creations.

Looking ahead, CFA is thrilled to announce its upcoming event on the 19th of July, promising another unforgettable showcase of artistic brilliance. Further details will be revealed in due course.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to all who graced the inaugural event with their presence, as well as to the dedicated team whose efforts made it all possible.

For more information and updates, please visit Citadel Fine Arts at

David de Min
Founder, Citadel Fine Arts

Kind regards,

David de Min
Founder, Citadel Fine Arts

Note to Editor:
Citadel Fine Arts (CFA) is a newly established gallery situated within The Citadel, offering a unique platform for artists from around the world. For media inquiries, high-resolution images, or further information, please contact David de Min at the provided details.


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