Visiting Scotland this Bank Holiday?

Make time to meet artist,  Ailsa Black who is taking part in this years Spring Fling, Scotland’s Premier Art & Craft Open Studios event in Galloway.

Ailsa has told us to expect a large selection of paintings and prints which will fill the hall with colour and happiness. There will be a range of giftware including clocks, coasters and bags available to buy, examples of work in progress and a children’s drawing corner, as well as lots of tea and cake!


About Spring Fling

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; it is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events.   

In Autumn 2015 Spring Fling CIC evolved to become Upland CIC, a bold, ambitious, world-class rural based visual art and craft development organisation. Spring Fling is Upland’s Flagship Event.

Dumfries and Galloway; inspiring, vibrant and buzzing with creativity is a well recognised as a haven for artists and makers and Spring Fling has helped put the region on the national and international cultural map. Between 2003 and 2015 Spring Fling has attracted over 100,000 visitors who have made almost 300,000 studio visits. Over 13 years £1.9 million of art and craft had been bought in studios and the event has brought over £8.5 million to the local economy.   


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or Spring Fling Spring Fling 2018