Cycle Arts Festival

The Cycle Arts Festival is an outdoor mixed arts Festival presented on Renfrewshire Cycle Routes. Developed in partnership with local and national organisations the aim is to push boundaries of creativity in linking artists of mixed practice with Renfrewshire’s unique biodiversity, environments and the enjoyment of cycling.

Commissioned artists working in various media deliver site-specific creative interventions tied to places along the cycle path routes working in collaboration with the local communities.

Using interesting buildings, views and unusual locations the Festival aims to deliver a narrative of place for Renfrewshire linking to ideas of environmental sustainability, wellbeing, embedded local cultures, history of place, cycling and social change.

The 2022 Festival

The 2022 Cycle Arts Festival took place over the first week of August 2022 on the cycle path that travels between Paisley and Lochwinnoch. 

Find out more about all that happened at the Cycle Arts Festival 2022 in the visual report here.

It was a week-long calendar of events geared towards encouraging everyone to visit this unique cycle path with arts exhibitions, live events and cycling activities. The festival happened along 7 miles of the National Cycle Route 7, a cycle path that is designed for both walkers and cyclists, and featured a range of installations, activities and performances to discover as you made your way along the path.


Credit: Boo Paterson

We’re currently making plans for next year’s festival. We’ll be announcing more soon so watch this space!