Arran Visual Arts have reluctantly decided, that in view of the continuing Government restrictions regarding the Corona Virus, our Workshop Programme for 2020 is suspended. We hope to be able to run the same exciting programme in 2021, but there will inevitably be some date changes.
We do hope to run our annual exhibition in Lochranza Hall in May 2021, probably from 29th May to 4th June.(date to be confirmed)
If you are interested in joining Arran Visual Arts, we will welcome you, and hope that creating art together will resume in the New Year.
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
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…
- 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;
- to provide educational and therapeutic opportunities to island residents in necessitous circumstances and thereby improve their confidence and social contact;
- to improve and develop the quality of art resources on the island.