Our Annual General Meeting will be on Friday 15th March at 2.30pm in the Ormdale Pavilion, Brodick. All are very welcome. Please bring a piece of your work to ‘show and tell’, either that you produced at a workshop, or at home, or something new you are exploring.
The Arran Visual Arts annual Art Exhibition 2024 Will now be held in Corrie & Sannox Hall
from Saturday 25th May to Wednesday 29th May from 10.30am to 4.30 pm each day.
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 an annual 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 27th to Wednesday 31st May 2023 in Whiting Bay 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.