IRVINE’S art studios on the Harbourside are holding an open weekend.

The studio’s artists will be holding its annual Open Studios Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, October 7.

This take s plac e in conjunctio n with thei r annua l group exhibition at th e Harbour Arts Centre.

The WASPS (Workshop & Artists Studio Provision Scotland ) Courtyard artists’ studios on Irvine’s Harbourside is one of Ayrshire’s main centres for quality art.

Opened in 1994 and refurbished in 2010,  the courtyard now accommodates 16 very different artists, involved in painting, drawing, printmaking, fine art, photography, jewellery, hand book-binding, music, ceramics, leatherwork and textiles.

Within the courtyard the artists keep working to produce original, imaginative, high quality, contemporary art. Although visitors are welcome all year round, the annual Open Weekend is a great opportunity to see works in progress, meet the artists, view/buy original work, or sign up for lessons.

An exhibition of work by some of the Courtyard Studio artists is also currently on display at the nearby Harbour Arts Centre and runs until Friday, November 2.

Open Weekend times Saturday, October 6: 12 noon-5pm and Sunday, October 7: 12 noon-5pm

All welcome and entry is free.