Willow weaver Geoff Forrest has been welcoming hundreds of visitors to his temporary studio in New Galloway as part of this year's Spring Fling festival.
The event is now in it's 13th year and features 94 artists and makers who have opened up studios across Dumfries and Galloway.
Geoff, along with three other weavers, makes everything from traditional baskets to figurative and abstract sculptures.
Spring Fling festival fever is building with the launch of this year's festival taking place this afternoon.
The annual event, which takes place at the end of May, celebrates the best arts and crafts the region has to offer.
An adventure exhibition on display at the Rheged Centre near Penrith is encouraging visitors to get out and explore their local area.
John Stokes, Art Officer at Rheged Centre, told ITV about the concepts of the exhibition which is based on adventurer Alastair Humphreys idea.
An exhibition exploring what the word 'adventure' means to different people is currently on display at the Rheged Centre near Penrith.
It encourages visitors to get out and have their own adventures by exploring their local area. An idea pioneered by adventurer Alastair Humphreys.
It's a daily exhibition that runs until Sunday 13 July. It includes contributions from Julian Cooper, Derek Eland, Richard Fisher, Roy Fleming and many more.
Two poets fromDumfries and Galloway have been chosen for a month-long residency in France as part of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.
Tom Pow from Dumfries and Stuart Paterson from Sandyhills were chosen by the Scottish Book Trust for their fantastic work.
Lori Carnochan has been to catch up with Stuart and hear some of his poems.
At this year's Spring Fling in Dumfries and Galloway artists will open their studios in the evening for the first time.
It means art lovers will have more time to see everything the want over the three day festival.
Organisers say the Rural Murals that can be found across Dumfries and Galloway are a speical highlight.
Leah Black, Spring Fling director, said: “It’s a chance to meet artists and makers of all kinds, to browse, to buy and even to try your own hand at creating artworks. And it’s all taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful regions."
A poet from Dumfries and Galloway has been awarded the prestigious Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship, which has earned him a month long residency in France.
Stuart Paterson, from Sandyhills, has drawn inspiration from his surroundings to produce the award-wining work.
He will leave his day job as a toilet cleaner in November to make the trip to France.
A visual arts festival is taking place across Dumfries and Galloway.
95 artists will be displaying their work throughout the region in the Spring Fling visual arts festival, this weekend, 24 - 26 May.
Artists from the across Scotland and Cumbria will join local artists to display works from a range of disciplines.
Ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography, film and textiles are just a few of the things to see.
Murals had appeared across the county in preparation for the festival.
A few years ago it was threatened with closure, now it's about to open its doors again after a £2 million, two year revamp.
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is hoping to attract thousands of visitors every year.
Hannah McNulty has been to see what's new at one of the Lake Districts oldest museums.