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Spring Fling 2014 begins

The Spring Fling has now become become Scotland's premier open studios event Credit: ITV News Border

From Labyrinths in the shape of a brain to painted horse blankets and handmade clogs, this year's Spring Fling has everything on offer.

The event aims to open up artists studios from across the region in a bid to help the public see the amazing talent on offer in the area.

There's even the chance to see how clogs are made Credit: ITV News Border

Almost 100 studios are open across Dumfries and Galloway, stretching from Stranraer to Langholm.

Each one offers the chance to see a different form of art work from paintings and photography to pottery and weaving.

Murals brighten up Dumfries and Galloway

Huge murals have appeared on buildings across Dumfries and Galloway.

The murals have appeared across Dumfries and Galloway Credit: Spring Fling

The art works, measuring up to 40 meters long, are part of the Spring Fling Rural Mural project.

The art works measure up to 40 meters long Credit: Spring Fling

The scheme has seen street artists from across the UK and Europe team up with artists from Dumfries and Galloway.


Dumfries and Galloway arts festival launched

Artistic dancers will be taking part in the festival Credit: ITV News Border

One of the biggest open arts festivals in Scotland has been has been launched.

The annual Spring Fling event in Dumfries and Galloway brings in around £1 million to the local economy every year.

Almost 100 artsits will be opening their studios to vistors between the 25th and 27th of May.

There will also be a number of extra events this year such as dancing and music.