Red Dots show the way
ARTISTS from throughout Argyll came together last week for the launch of the 2016 Artmap open studios directory – the definitive guide to the Red Dot Studio Trail.
Now in its ninth year, Artmap’s open studio event is one of the highlights of the Argyll art-lover’s year, also drawing in and engaging many of those who are simply curious.
Chairman of the Artmap board Christopher Cox said: ‘Our vision is to ensure that Argyll is recognised as a vibrant, creative hub.
‘Our annual Red Dot Studio Trail is Argyll’s premier visual arts event and last year we had more than 5,600 studio visits resulting in £47,000 worth of sales – providing a huge boost to the local economy.’
To showcase the 48 Argyll artists involved in the event, Artmap has produced a 72-page colour brochure with artists’ statements, contact details and detailed directions to their studios. The directories are available free from many local venues.
Christopher added: ' Whether your interests focus on painting, sculpture, glass, digital art, textiles, wood or willow, you could do no better than to beat a path to open doors where you will be assured of a warm welcome and rich experience within each unique space.'
The Artmap open studios event will run for four days from August 26-29. For more information: www.artmapargyll.co.uk.
Artmap launches its 2016 guide to all things arty in Argyll.