Spring Fling

date_range 27th May, 2023 - 29th May, 2023

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One hundred studios across Dumfries and Galloway will be throwing open their doors for the 21st Spring Fling. Scotland’s leading open studios weekend, which is from 27 to 29 May, is a superb opportunity to meet wonderfully creative people who live and work in one of Scotland’s most beautiful rural regions.

All have been specially selected and include contemporary visual artists of every kind – such as painters, illustrators, original printmakers. There are also jewellery makers, potters, willow artists, glass makers, woodworkers, textile artists and even two blacksmiths.

These tours are departing from Dumfries and Stranraer and are in a 16-seater minibus. They are perfect for people of all ages, for people who can't or don't want to drive, don't have access to a car, for small groups etc. All tours are also wheelchair accessible. If you are booking with a wheelchair, please contact us before booking.

The Spring Fling tours are a great day out, they will take you to venues across the region that you might have never been to before and invite you to learn more about the creative businesses in D&G.

We are also offering a discount to group bookings of more than 4 people.


Saturday 27 May
The Green Route (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit studios on our green route including studios in Sanquhar, Moniaive, and Thornhill. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-green/
The Rhins Tour (departing Stranraer): This tour will take in studios in Portpatrick, Drummore, and the Mull of Galloway, allowing more time around the lighthouse to take in the sights or visit the lighthouse. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-rhins/

Sunday 28 May
The East Tour (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit studios in Langholm, Eskdalemuir, and others on the red route. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-east/
New & Emerging (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit new and emerging studios between Dumfries to Palnackie. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-new/

Monday 29 May
Wigtown & Surrounding Areas (departing Stranraer): Travelling around studios near Wigtown, Newton Stewart and surrounding areas. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-wigtown/
Pink Route (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit studios around Castle Douglas, Kirkpatrick Durham, and other studios on our pink route. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-pink/


We are running 3 walking tours with Kirkcudbright Art Tours. Join Kirkcudbright Art Tours for a leisurely town walk to learn about Kirkcudbright’s famous artists that came before, including Glasgow Boy E A Hornel, Charles Oppenheimer, and illustrator Jessie M King. Unexpected characters and locations will delight and enhance your visit to Scotland’s Artists’ Town. Spring Fling Artists en route will welcome you into their studios.

These will take place on:

Saturday 27th May - 10.30am

Sunday 28th May - 2pm

Monday 29th May - 10.30am

Find out more here: https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/gettingherearound/
10:30 - Saturday 27th May to 17:30 - Monday 29th May
Various venues

Dumfries and Galloway