The Year of Coast and Waters

25-28th September, 2020

Cowal is a peninsula in Argyll and Bute, in the west of Scotland, that extends into the Firth of Clyde. Scattered along these secret shores there live a wealth of artists expressing themselves through various media.

Here you will find painters, glass artists, ceramicists, sculptors. We have photographers, jewellers, artists working with textiles and wood. All these skilled people choose to live and work among the inspirational land that is largely hidden in this area of Argyll.

Come and discover it for yourself…

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22 hours ago

Cowal Open Studios

During our open studios weekend we have quite a number of artists who offer some drop in sessions to experience a process or to have a go yourself These include printing, jewellery making, weaving, and pottery. The photos here are of raku firing which is an exciting process to watch - you might have seen it on the Great Pottery Throwdown.

Save the dates - 25-28 September 2020
www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk

#cowalopenstudios #VisitCowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists
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During our open studios weekend we have quite a number of artists who offer some drop in sessions to experience a process or to have a go yourself These include printing, jewellery making, weaving, and pottery. The photos here are of raku firing which is an exciting process to watch - you might have seen it on the Great Pottery Throwdown.

Save the dates - 25-28 September 2020
www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk

#cowalopenstudios #visitcowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartistsImage attachment

3 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

If you are dreaming of the freedom of open spaces then you must pop the dates in your diary for Cowal Open Studios. We have a great selection of hills, forest paths, mountain bike trails and shorelines to explore right next to our artists studios. We are working away just now in the background to make our open studios event a great one. So book the dates - 25-28 September 2020.

#cowalopenstudios #VisitCowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists
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If you are dreaming of the freedom of open spaces then you must pop the dates in your diary for Cowal Open Studios. We have a great selection of hills, forest paths, mountain bike trails and shorelines to explore right next to our artists studios. We are working away just now in the background to make our open studios event a great one. So book the dates - 25-28 September 2020.

#cowalopenstudios #visitcowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists

1 week ago

Cowal Open Studios

It's so sad to hear of open studio events, art fairs and festivals all being cancelled in the coming months. We are still planning towards our event at present for September but do keep checking in to find out our progress.

I'm the meantime here are ways to support your local artists.

1. Use the open studio website for your area to contact local artists and send a message of support
2. They might have a website to purchase work online.
3. If they run classes buy a voucher for a date you can fix once life is normal again
4. Sign up to mailing lists artists offer, you may be lucky enough to find out about online sales or special offers.
5. Comment on their social media posts - this will be a lonely time for all of us so let's keep connected.
6. Artists often love a creative challenge or collaboration. If you have an idea, get in touch with an artist you'd like to work to discuss it.

And lastly - save the date for Cowal Open Studios 25-29 September 2020!
www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk

#cowalopenstudios #VisitCowal #madeinargyll #argyllsecretcoast #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists
... See MoreSee Less

Its so sad to hear of open studio events, art fairs and festivals all being cancelled in the coming months. We are still planning towards our event at present for September but do keep checking in to find out our progress.

Im the meantime here are ways to support your local artists.

1. Use the open studio website for your area to contact local artists and send a message of support 
2. They might have a website to purchase work online. 
3. If they run classes buy a voucher for a date you can fix once life is normal again
4. Sign up to mailing lists artists offer, you may be lucky enough to find out about online sales or special offers.
5. Comment on their social media posts - this will be a lonely time for all of us so lets keep connected.
6. Artists often love a creative challenge or collaboration. If you have an idea, get in touch with an artist youd like to work to discuss it. 

And lastly - save the date for Cowal Open Studios 25-29 September 2020!
www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk

#cowalopenstudios #visitcowal #madeinargyll #argyllsecretcoast #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists

2 weeks ago

Cowal Open Studios

A wee reminder to our lovely artists that you need to get registered on the website. Start by making a big cuppa then look at the fab video instructions and take a note of your password emailed to you. Secondly decide on your images and prepare them (squared and resized). Lastly, take the plunge! Honestly, I promise, it's straight forward, go for it! 😊
Any problems get in touch with Bonita or Anthea (via email with password)

#cowalopenstudios #argyllartists #scottishcraft #scottishartists #madeinscotland #openstudioevents
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A wee reminder to our lovely artists that you need to get registered on the website. Start by making a big cuppa then look at the fab video instructions and take a note of your password emailed to you. Secondly decide on your images and prepare them (squared and resized). Lastly, take the plunge! Honestly, I promise, its straight forward, go for it! 😊
Any problems get in touch with Bonita or Anthea (via email with password)

#cowalopenstudios #argyllartists #scottishcraft #scottishartists #madeinscotland #openstudioevents

2 weeks ago

Cowal Open Studios

Thank you so much for all the local businesses who support us by placing adverts in our brochures. Today we give particular thanks to Dunoon Burgh Hall who host our invited artist exhibition, support many of our local artists with their different projects and exhibiting space, plus they do great cake for social meet ups... Yum! Thank you!

PS if you are a local business who would like to advertise with us you have a few days left to get in touch.

@dunoon_burgh_hall

#VisitCowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists
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Thank you so much for all the local businesses who support us by placing adverts in our brochures. Today we give particular thanks to Dunoon Burgh Hall who host our invited artist exhibition, support many of our local artists with their different projects and exhibiting space, plus they do great cake for social meet ups... Yum! Thank you!

PS if you are a local business who would like to advertise with us you have a few days left to get in touch. 

@dunoon_burgh_hall

#visitcowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists

2 weeks ago

Cowal Open Studios

We have a mega year for artist sign ups! There are 54 artists committed to exhibiting over our September opening which gives you an even greater range of artists, venues and interesting places to choose to visit. At the moment everyone is getting their profiles listed on the website. We'll let you know when it's reasy to view.

25-28 September 2020

#VisitCowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists
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We have a mega year for artist sign ups! There are 54 artists committed to exhibiting over our September opening which gives you an even greater range of artists, venues and interesting places to choose to visit. At the moment everyone is getting their profiles listed on the website. Well let you know when its reasy to view.

25-28 September 2020

#visitcowal #argyllsecretcoast #myargyll #dunoonpresents #visitscotland #artistsincowal #creativecowal #beinspired #art #scotlandsartists
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