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The 2024 Spring Fling Open Studios programme!

With our participating artists and makers at its core, we celebrate the talents of our studios. 

Virtual Studios 2024

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Our Virtual Studios are LIVE on the website: Find out who is taking part in the 2024 open studios event. We have 104 studios, our biggest year ever! Start planning your Spring Fling 2024 adventure now!

NB: we are no longer accepting applications to take part in the 2024 event, this has now closed.

Brochure

Get your hands on a brochure!

Brochures are now getting out to locations across D&G and are available to order on the website!

Join a Bus Tour

We have a range of bus tours in partnership with community transport partners in Galloway, the Cairn Valley, and Thornhill.

There are bus tours departing from Lockerbie, Dumfries, and Kirkcudbright.

These tours will help visitors reach studios outwith the main centres to explore the region and the studios taking part in rural areas. They will travel to new studios covering areas like Moffat and Stranraer.

PLEASE NOTE – not all tours advertised in the brochure have been able to go ahead. See below for current information.

Evening Openings

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In addition to the standard hours of 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on each day of the weekend, several studios also offer evening openings – including in some cases on Friday 24th May.

Click below for full details.

CREATE

This year, our CREATE programme supports two visual artists working in experimental, less commercial ways.

Through this scheme, these artists have been offered a free place in the event as the work they are exploring does not have a commercial outlet.

Emerge

Emerge is a programme of mentoring together with a bursary of £1,000 for early career artists or makers, working in any visual art or craft medium, who have a strong connection to Dumfries & Galloway.

SFRM 2024

Spring Fling Rural Mural returns this year, 10 years after the project first launched, this time, in Stranraer!

Find out about the project, the location of the mural and how to visit it during this year’s event – make SFRM part of your Spring Fling adventure!

Family Friendly

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Most studios welcome visitors of all ages. Look out for the Family Friendly icon in the brochure and in the Virtual Studios.

Some artists and makers are offering activities that will particularly appeal to younger people.

Click below for more information

Galleries

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We have two regional galleries associated with the Spring Fling event this year – another element to add to your tour.

Click below for full details.

Win a Prize!

You could win vouchers to spend on art and craft AND tickets to the 2025 Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this year’s event, please spare a moment and you could win!

Spring Fling Blog

Check out our brand-new blog!

We’ve been posting useful information on this year’s event, head over and find out more!

Future Spring Fling

Information on future events, taking part, applications, business partnerships and more!

 

 

With huge thanks to our Supporter, Alba Printers

Spring Fling is made possible thanks to the generous support of our donors and Spring Fling Friends. Every donation, big or small, makes a huge difference!

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