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Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors who make North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition possible.
Freckfest - The Freckfest team got together in 2013 to plan a single-night tribute to Willie Freckleton who had been responsible for bringing major events and artists to Irvine from Chuck Berry to the Clash, Oasis, Runrig, The Smiths, Madness and many more.  Willie also made sure local bands had opportunities to play alongside big names.  
The single night turned into a weekend festival in 2013 and the group then formed a Charity under a SCIO and started to bring regular concerts to Ayrshire, primarily based in the Harbour Arts Centre, with some larger events based in Troon, Kilmarnock and Ayr.  
Now with over 125 shows under their belt, they continue to attract ‘names’ to the area and to give local artists an outlet, all made by like minded volunteers with a passion for music and the area.
Scotland's Artists - Scotland's Artists website started out in March 2003 after realising that there were not any websites that catered for Scottish Visual Artists or any artists that lived and worked in Scotland.

Now we are proud to supply artists throughout Scotland (and beyond) with Prints, Art Cards & Sublimation products. Our website also includes original artwork for sale so check it out at:,   email:

Financial Services Scotland LtdFinancial Services Scotland Ltd are an independent mortgage broker based in North Ayrshire. They are a team of Mortgage and Protection advisers are based in Stevenston and are available for face-to-face meetings. They offer advice on mortgages, life protection, business protection and general insurance, including home and private medical insurance. From buying your first home to refinancing their advisers will guide you, providing solutions tailored to your needs and giving expert advice at all stages of your journey, giving you comfort that they have you covered at all of life’s major milestones.

Email:, Tel: 01294 539 267

Gallery Eight - Gallery Eight is situated in the centre of the beautiful town of Largs. It comprises an art gallery, art shop and busy picture-framing business. It has been in the hands of the present owner since 1994 and has grown to be Largs’ longest serving and busiest picture-framers. "The combination of our expertise and the most modern machinery results in the highest standard of work leaving our premises."
The gallery exhibits a varied selection of originals and prints, framed and unframed, from both local and internationally- renowned artists.

Address: 3 - 11 Stanlane Place, Largs,  Tel: 01475 672634

TALL - Run by artist and photographer Brian Craig, specialises in providing integrated, bespoke solutions using graphic design, typography, illustration and photography. Brian has very kindly offered his services to us and is now designing our posters and invites.
Buckreddan Care Home - The 31st anniversary of a family run care centre, which is attached to a nursery. Buckreddan support local students and have their artwork displayed for residents to view. "We continue to support the North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition as it is such a fantastic display of artwork and we continue to maintain strong links with the local community and appreciate the importance of art in dementia."

North Ayrshire Council - The continued support year after year from North Ayrshire council is greatly appreciated by the North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition. 

Largs Printing Company - LPC Design + Print has been trading for over 50 years, working with businesses and individuals throughout Scotland and beyond. They offer a comprehensive design and printing service for all types of businesses (letterheads, leaflets, business cards, etc.) and also for individuals (wedding stationery, party invitations, personalised notelets, etc.). LPC also produces calendars, magazines and books, and offer special deals to individuals who wish to publish their own material. As well as all the above, LPC has recently started offering website design, large format poster printing and roller banners.
By constantly updating its machinery and continuing to provide a quality service to local businesses, clubs and individuals, Largs Printing Company seems well set for another 50 years!

Studio 44 Gallery - Previously the art studio of proprietor Marion Back, Studio 44 Gallery is a newly established venue for contemporary art exhibitions and, on occasion, a popup venue for hire. Situated in the busy seaside town of Largs, the gallery is ideally situated to attract the local population, as well as the many day trippers and tourists visiting the town. 

We are delighted to be sponsoring a prize at this year’s Open Art Exhibition and hope this will lead to new opportunities and collaborations.  As a small gallery our aim is to support new and emerging artists.  We offer low commission curated exhibitions, also the chance to put on your own ‘popup’ show.

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UPM Caledonian - UPM Caledonian, located in Irvine has been in operation since 1989.  It is  one of the most efficient paper mills of its type in the world and is the UK’s only producer of lightweight coated magazine paper.

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