The Helensburgh Art Hub is a social enterprise for the residents of Helensburgh and surrounding areas. 

Our mission is to improve social inclusion, reduce rural isolation, improve social and mental well-being and build community through the provision of our art and craft classes, workshops, exhibitions and events.

We have a free peer-led membership that meets on a Thursday evening at the Front Room Gallery. This is available to anyone in the Helensburgh area who thinks they could benefit from these creative activities. Email us at helensburgharthub@gmail.com for more info.

We run fully inclusive art and craft courses/ workshops for all ages and genders in house and through outreach with organisations, charities and schools.

Our not-for-profit organisation works with charities and organisations to offer art opportunities to people with particular aims, desires or needs. 

Get in touch if we can tailor classes for you.  

We provide a contemporary art space supporting emerging artists and independent makers through exhibitions, artist talks, demonstrations and workshops. Click the Gallery tab to learn more.

Some of our partners

We run fully inclusive art/craft classes and activities for all ages and genders both in-house and through outreach with a number of partner organizations, charities and schools.

Some of our Partners are: Jean's Bothy, Jigsaw Cornerstone, New Way, Helensburgh & Lomond Autism, Baxterview Cornerstone, Station Trust Garelochhead, Parklands School, Lomond School, Hermitage Academy, Males Tales and Females Tales, Welcome In,.

Jean's Bothy

Jean's Bothy is a community hub in Helensburgh focussing on mental health and wellbeing. The Helensburgh Art Hub has been in connection with Jean's Bothy for a little over two years and in that time we have established a great partnership. Karlyn Marshall hosts a weekly art class for Jean's Bothy members which has adapted during lockdowns to an online class and has continued throughout the two years to provide a service for members over a difficult period of time.

Katrina, Development Manager, says:

"Karlyn has been able to put members at ease during the art sessions.  Some of the members who come along to the art classes are those who don’t engage with any other group activities.  She allows the space to explore their creativity and build their skills as an individual but still as part of a group.  Karlyn has been able to encourage them to try out new techniques.  Members have been very proud of the art they’ve produced, some choosing to take it home to display, and others offering to display within Jean’s Bothy.  We have also been asked to provide member’s art work at the NHS building across the road, this all helps members to feel valued and contributing to their local community."


Jigsaw Cornerstone provides community support to children and adults, and playschemes offering short breaks and respite to children and young people. The Helensburgh Art Hub has regularly provided classes for Jigsaw over the past three years and tutor Karlyn Marshall has developed a wonderful relationship with the kids and parents using the service. 'Art From the Outside In' was a series of classes for the kids at Jigsaw Cornerstone funded by the Argyll and Bute council and run by 'The Hub' with the goal of helping teenagers with additional support needs transition from child services to adult services which are much more sparse. The classes focused on outdoor art activities proven to aid mental health which were received very well by the kids and parents.