Welcome to Paisley Art Institute
Established 1876


Since 1876 the Art Institute has been the hub of rewarding a high level of artistic talent not only in Paisley but throughout Scotland. Our  new committee, fresh from the resounding success of the 133rd annual exhibition in the prestigious Art Club,  are ready to prepare for our  next show.

This year we are off to Ayr at the MacLaurin galleries, Rozelle Estate. This is a lovely venue set in beautiful grassed surroundings with parking areas and it’s own tea room. It offers 5 galleries and is all on ground level. We are back to our traditional Spring slot, opening in May, so you may well be able to enjoy some fine weather and a stroll in the grounds.

Latest news

The Scottish Prize for Fine Art – read more

134th Exhibition information pack – read more

Time to get painting again – read more

How did we enjoy our 133rd Annual at GAC – read more

134th Exhibition call for entries – read more

133rd Exhibition awards announced – read more

Ken Howard OBEread more

Honorary VP Promotion for October exhibition – read more