Art Workshops
Art Workshops
Art Workshops
Art Workshops
Family Workshops
Family Workshops
Outdoor Workshops
Outdoor Workshops
Creative Chaos
Creative Chaos
Art Workshops
Art Workshops
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Art In Mind
Art In Mind
Family Workshop at Exhibition
Family Workshop at Exhibition

| Arran Visual Arts


AVA was founded in December 2001 by an enthusiastic group of amateur and professional artists. It has flourished ever since and now has a membership of approximately 90 artists. More about membership

We run arts and applied arts workshops throughout the year inviting a wide range of tutors from the UK and local artists to teach these workshops. More about workshops

Click here to see our Workshops Programme for 2019

We also organise a summer exhibition every year, which can attract more than 600 visitors who vote for their favourite art work in the ‘People’s Choice’ and many sales are made. We are proud of the reputation our exhibitions have earned. This year’s exhibition will take place from Saturday 25th May to Friday 31st May in Lochranza and Catacol Village Hall. More about our exhibition

AVA’s main objectives are…

  1. to develop education and cultural heritage by organising and facilitating events and activities to share knowledge, expertise and experience through demonstration workshops, summer schools and exhibitions;
  2. to provide educational and therapeutic opportunities to island residents in necessitous circumstances and thereby improve their confidence and social contact;
  3. to improve and develop the quality of art resources on the island.

Where we are

The Isle of Arran, often described as Scotland in miniature, is an artists’ haven with stunning scenery, a dramatic mountain range as well as many beautiful beaches and interesting buildings.

Our workshops are predominently held in the National Trust Brodick Castle Ranger Centre. The grounds of Brodick Castle have many unusual plants, and command wonderful views of Brodick Bay.

Arran is easily accessed from Glasgow by a 55 minute ferry journey accross the Firth of Clyde from Ardrossan. More about the Isle of Arran (on Visit Arran website)