Follow red dots to discover Argyll’s premier visual arts
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.