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Solas Art Gallery

Solas Art Gallery

This Gallery is an artist led, not for profit gallery space in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

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 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 endeavors 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. Open Hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00am – 6.00pm