It’s said that Dumfries and Galloway has more artists per head of population than anywhere else in the country. No wonder then that Spring Fling is such a cultural highlight for many in and outside the region.
It started in 2003 and is now Scotland’s most respected open studios event. It takes place every May and features artists and makers from right across the region.
This year, Spring Fling takes place from 26th-28th May. It includes around 100 very creative people opening the doors to their studios. You can take a peek behind the scenes and learn more about the artists and their work. You’ll also see many of them working on new pieces.
Our Galloway Holiday Cottages at High Kirkland are the ideal base as you explore the delights on offer. You’ll be in good company – over 14,000 people visit over the weekend and not only go to studios during the day but also take in evening music and theatre performances, known as Spring Out.
Many studios are family friendly and some even offer some hands-on activities, such as printing, painting and pottery. You’ll find everything you need to know in the beautifully produced brochure.
The official launch of the brochure takes place in March but you can sign up in advance to receive a copy and find out lots more on Spring Fling’s website. You can also organise your accommodation at our Kirkcudbright Holiday Cottages at High Kirkland and think about how you’d like to get from studio to studio. If you don’t fancy driving, there are bus, bike and walking tours as a greener alternative.
Spring Fling in Kirkcudbright
Dumfries and Galloway’s Artists’ Town, Kirkcudbright, features heavily in Spring Fling with a cluster of artists in the WASPS Studio in High Street, as well as others dotted around the area. To help decide where to go, you can follow one of the coloured routes outlined in the brochure.
If you’d like the inside track, you can become a Friend of Spring Fling to guarantee early receipt of the brochure through the post, alongside discounts and special offers. You can also check out the galleries, food and drink, gifts and attractions featured on the Spring Fling website.
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Images by Colin Tennant Photography are from the Spring Fling website.