Big Art Show

Welcome to the Big Art Show, Paisley – a large-scale public exhibition, housed at The Art Department.

  • The Big Art Show 2022 ran from Friday 26th August and closed Saturday 26th November 2022.
  • The Big Art Show will return in 2023 & 2024. Dates similar to above will be announced soon.
  • Entry is free to any artist, in any medium, any work suitable for exhibition, aged 8+.
  • Call for Entries will be announced in February 2023.

The Big Art Show 2022 programme included

  • 10,227 visitors
  • Artwork Sales of £35k
  • 93 days of exhibition.
  • 12 weeks of creative learning activities, twice-weekly classes in a number of disciplines for over 1,000 participants.
  • Schools visits and creative workshops
  • Awards & Prizes for artists and work of merit.
  • Large opening party for up to 650 guests.
  • Volunteering opportunities for local people.
  • For more information, please click on any of the following links, and for a guide on how to find us – Visit
  • You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter @bigartshow