Summer art exhibition gets under way

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Artworks from artists from across Arran will be on display at the Arran Visual Arts (AVA) summer exhibition which opens today (Saturday) at the Lochranza and Catacol Village Hall.

Taking place until Friday May 31, from 10.30am to 5pm each day, the exhibition features paintings, drawings, textiles, photography and a number of other media and art forms.

The summer exhibition is AVA’s annual flagship event showcasing the work of the charity’s nearly 100 members. Formed in 2001 by local artists, the group also organisers and runs weekend arts workshops throughout the year led by professional tutors.

AVA is a registered charity and was instrumental in the development of Art in Mind, a weekly group whose members will be showing some of their work at the summer exhibition. Pictures will be available for sale for a minimum donation of £15 and the proceeds will be used to help keep the group afloat.

During the exhibition, on Monday May 27, there will be a family workshop from 2pm to 4pm where children and young people can, with their parents, enjoy a creative afternoon painting, card-making and weaving.

Visitors during the event are also invited to vote for their favourite piece of artwork and, at the end of the exhibition, a small monetary prize is awarded to the winning people’s choice artist.

Further information about the exhibition, artists and about AVA can be found on the freshly redesigned AVA website at www.arranvisualarts.co.uk