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:
Gallery 2 - Gallery 2, based in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire offer a comprehensive range of picture supply, maintenance and framing services to suit absolutely every need.
From supplying commercial and busines premises, to exclusive prints and original paintings from both local and world-renowned artists they can supply all your needs from their spacious Gallery and workshop near Kilmarnock town centre.
Financial Services Scotland Ltd - Financial Services Scotland Ltd are a quality Financial Services company from Stevenston. They specialise in Mortgages, Estate Planning and Wealth Management and are experts in 'tailored' financial planning.
"We act solely in the best interest of the client at all times, offering a bespoke home-based face to face advisory service. We do not act on behalf of any product provider, bank or insurance company. Being a local firm means investing in the community is important to us. We are delighted to support such a worthwhile event and wish NAOA and it's contributing Artists much success."
Email: email@example.com, 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."
The Wellington Gallery - is celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2017 and is proud to again sponsor the visitors prize at North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition. "We have always been keen to support aspiring artists, providing many with their first display or exhibition. NAOA is an extension of this policy as all entrants, beginner to professional , have an equal chance of display or a prize." Wellington Gallery is Kilmarnock’s art centre with original paintings and exhibitions, mostly from local artists and prints from Scotland and around the world. "For a trip down memory lane we have our Kilmarnock and Ayrshire prints. Picture framing, art materials, needlework and classes complete the picture."
North Ayrshire Council - Continued support year after year from North Ayrshire council and the Lord Provost is greatly appreciated by the North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition. We simply couldn’t do it without them.
Brown Brothers Printers - Brown Brothers was first set up as a family business in the 1950s and for almost 40 years has been owned and run by the Boyle family. "We’re now onto the second - and even third - generation and that’s part of the reason we’re still here. Good old fashioned values such as customer care and loyalty have been passed down the line. So we know how to really take care of our customers and give each of them the level of service they deserve."