SF I At Home
This year, for the first time, I am taking part in Spring Fling - Scotland's leading open studios weekend. Every year since 2003, the Spring Fling May bank holiday weekend has seen Galloway's artists, from Langholm in the East to Stranraer way out West, Sanquar up North to Dundrennan way down South, welcome visitors to their studios, offering them an opportunity to see first hand what it means to be a working artist. This year, 2020, has a total of 87 artists and craft makers across Dumfries & Galloway, who were expecting to welcome around 12,000 visitors through their doors between 23 and 25 May.
But now things are different. With lockdown there is no opportunity for visiting, chatting, seeing Galloway in all it's Spring finery or, most of all, enjoying the amazing array of art works our region has to offer. Such a real disappointment for us all. So, to counter this miserable state of affairs, the organisers of Spring Fling are launching SF | At Home – a new programme of digital activities. The initiative is to support Spring Fling audiences and artists though this period of isolation and fill some of the gap left by the postponement of Scotland’s leading open studios weekend.