Diverse and fascinating art trail hailed a success

Weaver Louise Oppenheimer's tapestries were among an eclectic mix on this year's Artmap Argyll trail

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This year’s Artmap Argyll has boosted the local economy according to organisers.

The trail of 43 studios throughout Argyll included a varied mix of artwork and attracted visitors from throughout the UK.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: ‘Visitor numbers were definitely up on last year and we have yet to assess the volume of sales, but anticipate that it has been a boost to the local economy.

‘As Artmap members our vision is to ensure that Argyll is recognised as a vibrant, creative hub. We deliver a range of events, public art installations and workshops that offer artists opportunities to collaborate on art projects, share ideas and exchange information. As a social enterprise company, all our funds are used for activities that benefit Argyll’s artists and communities.

‘Each artist went out of their way to create something truly skilful and original.’