Clachan Art Show draws entries from around Argyll

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A Clachan community event which has been running for almost 50 years showcases the artistic talents of more than just those from the immediate area.

This year’s Clachan Art Show, held from Friday August 16 to Sunday August 18, welcomed more entries than in previous years, from the length and breadth of Argyll.

‘It was a good show this year, sales were up,’ said Pauline Simson, one of the event’s main organisers. ‘The last couple of years we’ve clashed with the Mid Argyll Show but this year we got quite a lot of entries from Lochgilphead, and also from Campbeltown.’

Woodturner Ian Kaye even travelled from Aberdeen, returning to the show year after year, with his submissions – including traditional artwork – proving popular.

Everybody is welcome to submit entries and there is no limit on the number submitted by each individual, or no selection process for those which are displayed.

The Clachan Art Show committee takes just 10 per cent of sales made on the day, and afterwards donated £359.14 of profit to the Clachan Village Hall Development Fund.

Pauline added: ‘The show depends on a lot of people helping in many different ways – thank you to them all.’