Arts and Workshops


Cowal Open Studios

The Year of Coast and Waters

25-28th September, 2020

About Cowal Open Studios

Cowal Open Studios is a group of over fifty artists and makers on the Cowal peninsula who work together to bring an Open Studios weekend to the area every September. They are a voluntary organisation that is largely funded by the artists themselves, along with contributions from advertisers and sponsors.

Cowal is a peninsula in Argyll and Bute, in the west of Scotland, which extends into the Firth of Clyde. Scattered along these secret shores there live a wealth of artists expressing themselves through various media.

Here you will find painters, glass artists, ceramicists, sculptors. We have photographers, jewellers, artists working with textiles and wood. All these skilled people choose to live and work among the inspirational land that is largely hidden in this area of Argyll.

Artist Hubs


We’re making some changes to the event to protect our visitors and artists from Covid-19.


This year rather than artists hosting visitors in their own studios, there will be multiple spacious hubs, with a number of artists exhibiting at each. This will allow us to implement social distancing and improved hygiene in a safe, controlled setting.


Our nearest Hubs to the Marina will be at Carry Farm, Kames and the Creggans at Strachur, two beautiful locations in their own right. 

Twitter: @CowalStudios.