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Lochaber Art Club

The Lochaber Art Club holds its annual exhibition in the Ben Nevis Distillery each year featuring the work of local artists. The club welcomes new members.

Lochaber Art Club has been in existence for over 20 years and from its small beginnings has now grown to a membership of 102. It is run by a Committee which is elected each year in April at the AGM. It is non-profit making and all activities are funded purely from subscriptions and commission from the sale of works of art at its Annual Exhibition.

The Highland Council will usually also give support by awarding a grant to help towards the Club's programme. There is a small annual subscription to pay on becoming a Member, currently £12 per annum and membership is open to anyone living in the Lochaber area of the West Highlands, who is either an artist or just interested in the visual arts and wishes to support the Club in its many and varied activities. The Club welcomes artists of all abilities, amateur and professional, from beginners and students to OAPs.

The Committee organises small workshops, demonstrations and illustrated talks by many professional and well-established Artists from Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom, which usually take place during the quieter months of autumn and spring. There are also the occasional trips to interesting exhibitions and galleries or museums, etc. These activities are open to any Member on a first come first serve basis and are usually very well attended. There is a charge to attend a workshop but they are well subsidized by the Club. All of the talks are open to non-members, at a nominal charge, and occasionally some of the workshops, if they are not already fully booked by Members.

There is an arrangement with the Belford Hospital in Fort William for the Lochaber Art Club to invite its members to provide paintings to brighten up the walls in the entrance hall. These are always hugely appreciated by all and bring great joy and delight to many patients and visitors alike. There is a good change around of paintings and a few sales are made from here every year. The Annual Exhibition takes place in August and there is always a huge buzz of anticipation and excitement on handing in day when artists bring in a huge collection of wonderful and delightfully varied paintings and sculpture. This Exhibition is always a great success, well supported by the local community and visited by a huge number of visitors; many of whom will return home to other parts of the world clutching under their arm a unique work of art by a Lochaber Artist.

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