Fol­low red dots to dis­cover Ar­gyll’s pre­mier vis­ual arts

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LEISURE -

RED DOTS are scat­tered along the Artmap trail, and wher­ever you find them, you will be as­sured of a warm welcome and much to look at this week­end.

Over the past 10 years the red dot trail has in­creased in pop­u­lar­ity and has be­come the pre­mier vis­ual arts event in Ar­gyll’s cul­tural cal­en­dar.

Stu­dios and venues across Ar­gyll, from Ap­pin in the north to Camp­bel­town in the south, are wel­com­ing vis­i­tors who not only en­joy the out­stand­ing scenery, but also come for the in­sights and ex­pe­ri­ences of see­ing the pri­vate spa­ces of artists’ stu­dios first hand.

Run­ning from to­day (Au­gust 25) to Sunday Au­gust 28, this year 49 artists and venue mem­bers and nearly 30 as­so­ciate mem­bers will take part, dis­play­ing a wide range of artis­tic dis­ci­plines.

The venues in­clude The Arch­way Gallery, Lochgilp­head; Auchindrain Mu­seum, near In­ver­aray; The Dochas Gallery, Lochgilp­head; Kil­martin Mu­seum; Loch Melfort Ho­tel and Ar­d­u­aine Gar­dens; Port Ap­pin Stu­dio; SNH Taynish NNR; and the Scot­tish Sculp­ture Park, Caol Ruadh.

The 76-page brochures fea­tur­ing the artists’ work, with de­tailed di­rec­tions to their stu­dios, are free and can be picked up at any of the artists’ stu­dios, venues and at most tourist in­for­ma­tion cen­tres, ho­tels and B&Bs in the area. The stu­dios are open be­tween 10am and 5pm.

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