The Skye and Lochalsh Arts and Crafts Association's newly rebuilt website acts as the contact hub of Art-Skye, giving on line access to artists and craftspeople via their own entries and subsequent link to their own websites. It offers easy links to videos enabling the visitor to take virtual tours of selected studios and galleries, and an easy download of the North and South Trails as individual pdf files for reference or self print.
The two trails are also produced conventionally as a very attractive and collectable printed booklet of around sixty pages, designed to fit into a coat pocket. It contains all the illustrated information needed before deciding on a particular visit, plus numbered location maps for the visitor to follow, an index by artist discipline containing sat nav codes, an easy video link and a comprehensive glossary explaining (often) confusing arts and crafts technical terminology.
In the continuing absence of any public or private gallery space to showcase members work as a combined show, the visitor is encouraged to follow the trails to visit artists and craftspeople in their own studios and workshops, where they can discuss the work on show and talk to the makers about their ideas.
The Art-Skye booklet is produced each year in time for Easter, and is available from all arts and crafts members' studios, galleries and workshops, and can also be found at accommodation providers, cafes and restaurants, and selected retail outlets.