Cut from the Land – a riveting title for the Red Dot Trail of Artmap Argyll Open Studios on a fold out map in the brochure for the 2012 season – to be launched at the Discover Dalriada Crinan Canal Water Festival on 29th July
This launch brings an extraordinary chance to win two special art prizes which could prove an investment for the winners down the years to come.
The Red Dot Trail stretches from Oban in the North to the Island of Luing in the West, Campbeltown in the South and starts in Arrochar in the East.
There will be a warm welcome in the studios, the chance to view artwork in the place it was created and see exhibitions and demonstrations too. Brochures are available from shops, cafes, hotels and venues close to you and at the canal festival.
This year for the first time, Artmap and HeArt of Argyll will be distributing loyalty cards to the visitors to the canal festival, which will be endorsed when they visit the artist’s studios on the trail.
There are two significant prizes to be won with these cards. To take part, collect one signed red dot and you can be entered into a special Prize Draw to win a Jolomo limited edition signed and framed print.
If you collect 5 red dots or visit 5 studios on the trail, you have the chance to win a £500 voucher to commission a unique piece of work or spend it at one of the studio(s) of your choice.
The loyalty cards will be available at all studio venues from 24th–27th August, between 10.00am and 5.00pm – and must be returned by 14th September 2012.
About Artmap Argyll
Artmap Argyll is a group of 38 talented and innovative artists and makers working in the rich landscape that is their inspiration. Deep in the secret villages, byways, beaches and glens, their studios will be open for all to see at the dates and times above.
2012 is the most significant yet of the five years that the open studios event has been held. This is down to a new collaboration with The Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance and Kilmartin House Museum.
Under the banner of heARTofARGYLL and with generous support from The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, this innovative partnership is promoting the Red Dot Trail and other events to a much wider audience. It is seeking to showcase the role of art and history in the cultural development of the area.
Note: The brochure for the Red Dot Trail around Aretmap Argyll’s open studios for 2012 is here: Artmap Argyll Open Studios 2012-brochure