About Us

The Aim of Artmap Argyll Ltd is to:

  • Promote and advance the development of Professional Visual Artists & Makers working in Argyll.
  • Seek solutions to the barriers encountered by Argyll’s remote rural community in accessing high quality Visual & Applied Arts.

Our Mission

Artmap Argyll is committed to supporting the creation and presentation of high quality art in Argyll.

We work across the public, private and third sectors creating projects that seek to enrich the lives of individuals and communities bringing social and economic benefit.

We promote partnerships between professionals working in the creative industries, tourism, business, education and the environment.

Our Vision

That Argyll is recognised nationally as a vibrant creative hub with its roots in the surrounding environment and a culture of sharing skills and participation.


Red dot studio trail

Red dots blossom along the Argyll trail during the Open studio weekend. Wherever you find them, you’ll be assured of a warm welcome and much to look at, so do drop in to meet us and see what we’ve been creating behind the scenes throughout this last year.

Each artist/maker has a distinctive style of work in their chosen medium and we hope you enjoy the journey to reach us in our various locations as you pass through the beautiful landscape from north to south, east to west feasting your eyes the whole weekend long!

Our four-day event is an opportunity to visit artists’ studios without any pressure to buy work – although if you do fall in love with a piece, then you have the benefit of meeting the artist and seeing how the work is made.

To plan your own art trail, simply follow the red dots.  Each artist has their own numbered red dot, both on the map on this site or in our brochure, and on roadside signs.  Please keep the website saved for future reference, or order a printed copy by clicking the button at the top as our artists are happy to have visitors throughout the year.  Further information can be found on our news page, including details of our many Artmap exhibitions and workshops.

We look forward to meeting you.


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  1. Hi, I would like to receive information on becoming an Argyll, Kintyre, member.

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