Frequently Asked Questions
Visiting the Gallery
There is a lot to see and we recommend a minimum of 20 minutes to view the gallery. We aim to promote a relaxed atmosphere and browsers are always welcome. The gallery staff are always on hand to answer any questions.
The gallery is fully accessible for those with limited mobility, for wheelchair users and children’s pushchairs.
We provide a space for young children (and some teens!) for drawing and colouring-in to help keep them occupied while the adults enjoy the artwork. (NB: During the pandemic we will not be able to provide this activity, due to health and safety requirements. We hope to bring this back again in the future when it is safe to do so).
On holiday with your dog?
We display a lot of artwork at ‘tail-wagging’ height so we offer a tie-up ring and a bowl of water for your dog outside the gallery.
Please ask our staff if you would like a recommendation for coffee, lunch or dinner; or for any other information about visitor facilities and the amenities of the island. The nearest public toilet is a 2-minute walk from the gallery.
Travelling with artwork
Please speak to our staff if you are interested in making a purchase and we will gladly help you find the best option for transporting your artwork home. We can usually offer a complimentary delivery service for larger works to our framers in Glasgow or Prestwick or there may be an option to post. For larger works, delivery can be arranged with a specialist art courier. We have a supply of limited edition prints that can be rolled into a sturdy tube for easy carrying; and small glassworks can be securely wrapped in bubble-wrap and boxed for safe passage.
Staying in contact
We send out a regular Newsletter by email with information on new artists and new works as well as island events that may be of interest, such as the ‘‘Open Studios’ event in August or the ‘Shop Arran Weekend’ in early December. Sign up below with you email address (you can unsubscribe at any time).
Images: Landscape prints by Nick Giles, Glasswork by Will Shakspeare & Mixed media by Helen Acklam