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The Solas Art Gallery is an artist led, not for profit gallery space in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, writes Martin Branagan.
The Gallery initiative first began between Leitrim County Council Arts Office and the Ballinamore Community Arts Group (BCAG), as it first opened its doors on 20th July 2007.
The Gallery is funded by Leitrim County Council Arts Office and is entirely run on a voluntary/unpaid basis.
The main aim of Solas Art Gallery is to promote genres of art to the wider local community, by bringing an awareness of art to the public and making exhibition space accessible to all emerging and recognized artists, both full time and part time.
The upstairs gallery space consists of two large adjoining rooms with white washed walls and wooden floor, with a further two rooms up another stair. This offers ample space for larger exhibitions, additional installations and artists’ workshops also.
Solas Art Gallery hosts three group exhibitions a year, inclusive of a junior exhibition, solo and joint solo exhibitions. Our extensive calendar of events equates to twelve official openings. Other annual activities include our ‘invited national or international artist’ to exhibit their work, innovative art endeavours for National Drawing Day and a variety of invigorating performance arts for Culture Night. As a community led gallery run on a membership basis, it gives member artists access to exhibit in three group shows and the opportunity to apply for a solo or joint solo show biannually.
All artists exhibiting are fully supported and guided by the collective knowledge and experience of the voluntary committee members of the BCAG. Solas Art Gallery encourages its many members to participate in the many activities of the gallery, to collectively nurture the essence of this community based enterprise.
For further information please contact Gail or Ben at 071 964 4210 or email@example.com
Martin Branagan is a co-founder of LeitrimExperience.ie and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.
A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.
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