Arts and Culture

Interested in the Arts on Arran?

Interested in the Arts - where better to be than on Arran? The beauty of our island inspires artists from all sectors, whether it be visual, music or drama orientated. When on Arran have a good look for local artisan products and displays – and check out some of the live performances on the Visit Arran website:

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.


  • Andrew Surridge Photography & Workshops
    T: 01770 860824
  • Angela Elliott-Walker, Artist Brodick
    T: 01770 303906
  • Ann Hume, Jewellery Stronach Cottage, Brodick
    T: 07975 589432
  • Arran Art Gallery Whiting Bay
    T: 01770 700250
  • Arran Theatre & Arts Trust
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  • Island Porcelain
    T: 01770 302068
  • Jackie Newman - Arran in Focus Photography & Workshops
    T: 01770 601391
  • Jim Mackintosh, Artist Shiskine
    T: 01770 860711
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