Craft Scotland: Spring Fling 2013

20th January 2013

Spring Fling 2013 Featured on Craft Scotland

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Spring Fling is a vibrant visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland.

Highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events, the unique quality of Spring Fling is the encounter between artist or maker and visitor in the beautiful natural setting of Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway is inspiring, vibrant and buzzing with creativity. The area is well recognised as a haven for artists and makers.

Spring Fling is moving into its second decade and has helped put the region on the national and international cultural map. Between 2003 and 2012 visitor numbers soared from 1300 to 10,000 and over ten years Spring Fling has attracted 76,000 people who made 224,000 studio visits.

Over ninety professional artists will throw open the doors to their studios for three days over 25 – 27 May 2013, offering visitors the chance to get behind the scenes of artistic practice, experience artists and makers demonstrating and explaining their processes and inspirations and have the opportunity to buy a piece of art directly from the artist.

Each studio experience is unique, every artist is different but each will offer a meaningful insight into the inner workings of an artists life.

In addition to the core event, weekend visitors can enjoy a number of extra events and happenings such as public art commissions in the landscape, dance performances in gardens, and evening music, performance, food, and drink events as part of The Spring Fling Fringe.

The tech savvy can download the Spring Fling smartphone app, available on i-Phone and Android.

Our Wigtown Book Festival Artist in Residence Joanne B Kaar will return to Wigtown for the second half of her residency.

Visitors can studio hop the green way on one of the Spring Fling Magical Mystery Bus Tours, Bike Rides or Walking Tours.

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