Arran is renowned for its vibrant artistic culture. For generations now, craftspeople and artists have been working away, inspired by the island and its people, to produce outstanding creative delights for you to enjoy. Beautiful turned wooden bowls and furniture, pottery, fine porcelain, silk painting, sculptures, and quite literally works of art in every medium conceivable – oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolour, mixed media and of course photography – can all be found on Arran.
Most craftspeople display their works locally – perhaps in Arran Art Gallery, or in village gift shops, tearooms and local hotels. As well as the local gallery in Whiting Bay, village halls in Corrie, Lochranza and Kilmory all host exhibitions.
Music features strongly on the island across a wide variety of genres. From listening to folk music in the local Crofters bar in Brodick on a Sunday afternoon, rock music at the PHT in Lamlash at the weekends to the Arran Folk Festival, which has been running for many years and attracts many people from afar.
Visit our Visit Arran website for current listings on what is on across the island.