Showing the skills of Arran’s artists

Artworks covered every available inch of wall space in the village hall.

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Lochranza and Catacol Village Hall was once again the location for a week- long appreciation of artistic endeavour during the Arran Visual Arts summer exhibition.

Exhibiting artworks from many of their members, Arran Visual Arts is a charitable organisation aimed at the advancement and skill sharing of more than 140 artists across Arran.

On display were a host of works by popular and lesser-known artists in various mediums and forms.

From pencil drawings to oil on canvas, the exhibition also featured various mediums which included etched glass, photography, textiles and wood carving.

Attracting a large amount of appreciation for the time-consuming nature of the work, an exhibit by Karen Bell featuring more than 70 hand crafted – and each one unique – paper flowers, demonstrated the skill and craftsmanship of the exhibiting artists.

On show, too, were the works of two local organisations, The Umbrella Project and Art in Mind.

Catering for visiting families and young artists, children were given the opportunity to create their own works of art at various craft tables offering painting, wool crafting and colouring in.

In addition to enjoying the artworks on display, most of them were available for purchase and a fun people’s choice vote was held where visitors could vote for their favourite piece of art. The exhibition finishes at 5pm today (Friday).