Spring Fling 2014

  • Gracefield Arts Centre 28 Edinburgh Rd Dumfries, DG1 1JQ United Kingdom

Just Days To Go – The Spring Fling Weekend Countdown Has Begun

Get ready for a great record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend at Scotland’s premier open studios visual art and craft event

It’s nearly here – Scotland’s premier open studios visual art and craft event takes place this Bank Holiday weekend as part of the 2014 Year of Homecoming.

All across Dumfries and Galloway 95 exhibitors are getting ready to throw open their studio doors to visitors from the UK and beyond.

And this year many of them are introducing evening opening for the first time, so you can get round even more painters, illustrators, printmakers, photographers, jewellers, textile designers, ceramicists and others each day.

For a foretaste of something very special – the Spring Fling Rural Mural project – you can see the new mini-movie which can be seen on Vimeo!

SFRM has seen street artists from the UK and Europe collaborate with locally-based artists to produce a series of fabulously colourful artworks on everything from houses to barns.

Leah Black, Spring Fling Director, said: “With just a few days to go there are preparations underway in studios all over Dumfries and Galloway to welcome visitors from across Scotland and from far beyond.

“There’s a huge amount to enjoy at this year’s Spring Fling, and the Rural Murals all over Dumfries and Galloway, are a special highlight.

“It’s a chance to meet artists and makers of all kinds, to browse, to buy and even to try your own hand at creating artworks. And it’s all taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful regions – there couldn’t be a better way to enjoy a Bank Holiday break.”

This year’s Spring Fling takes place from 24-26 May is the biggest in its 12-year history and makes an ideal day-trip or weekend away for families.

As part of the 2014 Year of Homecoming, the entire event takes the idea of ‘home’ as its main theme.

Find out more at www.spring-fling.co.uk