Shawlands Shopping Centre | Glasgow G41 3NN
Phone: 0141 632 1680
Based at Shawlands Shopping Centre, Art Village is an absolute dream for those with an interest in art but who find their days swallowed up by the call of every day life. Your saviour if you're a bit too busy to leisurely browse galleries and art shops, it comprises a whole bunch of snack-sized ways to engage with Glasgow's art scene.
From its main exhibition gallery displaying all sorts of fine art, scultpure, jewellery, ceramic and glass, to its graphic novels bookshop Drawn Books, and a 'creation space' built to acommodate art, design and craft workshops, the place is fizzing with accessible artistry. Art Village also boasts its own wee jewellery shop, a mirror-walled wonderland touting all types of metal and stone; a perfect little go-to if you're looking for something a little bit more interesting than your average Topshop pendant.
What's more, you can (quite literally) get a glimpse of Scotland's Smallest Cinema, a mini-filmhouse which showcases short 15 minute films which are arranged into "menus" for your sweet celluloidy delectation.
Think of it as your cultural fix from the city, just without the sore feet.