Get your map for an­nual art trail

The Oban Times - - News -

ARTISTS from through­out Ar­gyll came to­gether 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 venues and shops through­out the area.

Mr Cox con­tin­ued: ‘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

Artists from through­out Ar­gyll came to­gether for the launch of the 2016 Artmap Open Stu­dios di­rec­tory.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.