A year round arts venue with exhibitions by local and international, contemporary artists. A performing arts programme of monthly music, drama and dance events and ongoing series of art classes for adults and children. Adult evening art classes: Mon-Thu 1 9:30-21:30; Childrens art classes: Fri: 15:30-17:00. From latin dance to lace-making. Ards International Guitar Festival, 1st weekend in Oct includes acoustic, rock, jazz, classical, blues and folk guitarists - workshops and even a factory tour. The star ting point for Ards Sculpture Trail. Home to the annual Ards Puppet Festival in June.