Art Galleries and studios
The wonderful contrasts in the natural environment of Cowal are very attractive to artists and there are galleries, exhibitions and craft fairs throughout the area. One of the most remote galleries, Fyne Studios, is in a delightful and picturesqe part of Cowal. Artists Don McNeil and Jean Bell, are tucked away in the charming village of Newton on the shores of Loch Fyne.
Cowal Open Studios
Being able to visit an artist in their own studio is often possible, and a perfect way of meeting the people who produce the work is the annual Cowal Open Studios in September; over 30 studios are open to the public in a trail that takes you to every corner of the Peninsula.
Art Galleries throughout Cowal
Dunoon has several galleries, including the Juno Design Gallery which has regular exhibitions and Gambit Gallery run by two young artists, producing contemporary crafts. Set off west from Dunoon and you can take in several galleries within a few miles. The Marina Gallery is within Holy Loch Marina and the Courtyard Gallery set within the beautiful setting of Benmore Botanic Garden. A little further round the coast you will find Blairmore Gallery, in a delightful setting at the end of Blairmore Pier representing many local artists. Visit the events page to find out about exhibitions and craft fairs.
A unique opportunity to visit two Scottish artists with international reputations (husband and wife) Don McNeil & Jean Bell working in their studios, surrounded by their own work, in the idyllic village of Newton on the shores of Loch Fyne.Find out more
Welcome you to our lovely Gallery and Coffee Shop.Our location is stunning in Blairmore Village, on the shore of Loch Long. We have the most extensive range of art & crafts in the whole of Cowal.Find out more
Juno Design Gallery
This bijou gallery in the centre of Dunoon offers an eclectic range of design-led gifts; jewellery, ceramics, art work, accessories & paintings. Our exhibition programme runs from March each year where we pride ourselves in bringing new contemporary artists from all over Scotland including our own local talented artists.Find out more
The Tighnabruaich Gallery specializes in Scottish Contemporary Art and is a treasure trove of beautiful glass, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and sculpture .