Just seven years ago a small group of Ayrshire artists got together and formed the first Open Studios Ayrshire to raise the profile of artists and makers working in the region and provide them with marketing opportunities. Last year an estimated 3,000 visitors attended the weekend event.
As ever there will be artists and makers from a wide range of disciplines, who take pleasure in opening their studios and sharing their work with visitors. You will be able to find out how artists work, ask questions, buy work, commission unique pieces or in some cases arrange a private workshop.
The full list of open studios can be found here.
Image credit: Julie Winter, Ballachulish Boats on Loch Leven