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Art & culture

The dramatic coast and unique light of Argyll and the Isles have inspired generations of artists and craftspeople. Some of Scotland’s best loved artists, including Jolomo and Pam Carter, paint these beautiful shores. Many artists have chosen to live and work here and there’s a vibrant, lively cultural scene. You’ll find galleries all over the region - hidden deep in the countryside, perched on the shores and nestled in the villages. There are a number of open studio events throughout the year, which is a great way to meet the artists, see their work and experience the landscape that inspires them.

Cowal Open Studios
Over 30 local artists throw open the doors of their studios to the public during the Cowal Open Studios. Follow the arts trail deep into some of the most beautiful and hidden parts of Argyll’s Secret Coast.

Artmap Argyll
This four-day open studio event links artists and makers across Argyll, inspired and creative people who choose to live in the most diverse and stunning scenery. Visit their studios, meet the artists and discover secret beaches, hidden glens and coastal villages along the way.
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Tighnabruaich Gallery
Tighnabruaich Gallery
This fantastic art gallery sits at the heart of the seaside village of Tighnabruaich on Argyll's Secret Coast. Long established as one of the finest galleries in...
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Tormisdale Croft Crafts
Tormisdale Croft Crafts
Tormisdale Croft Crafts is a gem of a shop on the west coast of Islay. You'll find handspun and handknit designer knitwear, silk scarves, staghorn work and...
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Transclyde Music
Transclyde Music
Transclyde Music is a group of volunteers who share a passion for live music and hold regular gigs throughout the year in a variety of venues on the beautiful Isle of...
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Whitehouse Studio Art Holidays
Whitehouse Studio Art Holidays
Are you an aspiring artist? Enjoy an inspirational, residential art holiday run by wallpaper designer Karen Beauchamp.The three- and five-day courses are based in...
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Wild Argyll
Wild Argyll
Wild Argyll journeys on foot or by kayak can be quite short but the journeys of the mind go far and wide.Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Argyll on foot or by...
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