About the Art Trail
Arran Art Trail has evolved from the huge success of the annual Arran Open Studios weekend.
The year-round Arran Art Trail was successfully launched in April 2017.
The idea is to provide both visitors and local people with the opportunity to visit practicing artists and craftspeople in their studios, to gain some insight into how they work, as well as what inspires them. In addition to this the intention is to assist artists and craftspeople on the island in maintaining a sustainable livelihood.
Arran has a wealth of creative talent, often hidden to the public, and through the Arran Art Trail we hope to create an artistic journey through our dramatic landscape with small studio signs directing visitors to undiscovered places, some with spectacular views.
What to expect
The trail has a variety of venues around the island, including potters, painters, jewellers, sculptors, wood turners, photographers, textile workers, glass workers and furniture makers, as well as venues and galleries exhibiting local artists' work.
Visitors can pick up an Art Trail brochure on the ferry, at the Visit Scotland tourist office and various other venues around the island. The brochure includes a map showing where the studios are situated, along with images and information on the artists' work so you can see what's on offer, and plan your journey around the trail!
The new 2018 brochure is underway at the moment and will be available in Spring, with a few new artists joining the trail. Keep a look out for our announcements! Until then you can continue to use the current brochure.
Taking some photos on your journey around the trail? Share them with us!
Arran Open Studio Weekend
Arran's annual celebration of the visual arts on the island, the Arran Open Studios weekend, with over 30 artists and crafts people welcoming visitors into their studios.
For more information on the Open Studio and the Art Trail, head to their dedicated website: www.arranopenstudios.com