Open Studios 2024

20-21 July

The Isle of Bute Artists’ Collective is preparing to welcome you to our eleventh Studio Trail in July. The friendly Isle of Bute has much to offer at any time of year but, with 35 artists taking part this year, there is a huge range of talent waiting for you on this particular weekend.

Working in glass, paint, clay, wood, ink, fabric, paper, precious metals and more, many artists will be offering original work available only here. Most will welcome you into their actual work spaces and some will be happy to give a short demonstration of their skills. Some will be selling from a venue along with other artists but all will be happy to meet you and chat.

Visiting the studios on our Trail is a fantastic way to see the island, with venues on the east, west and south coasts as well as several in the main town of Rothesay and further venues in Port Bannatyne and Kilchattan. Many are within walking distance of the ferry point and you can hire bikes on the island or take the red tour bus which will drop you off close to venue locations. You can, of course, also drive around. Check out our interactive map of the 2023 Open Studio Trail venues which will shortly be updated for the 2024 trail.

There is so much talent on our small island and there is something for everyone!