Excitement is mounting as artists and craftsmen in Angus prepare for this, the second year of Angus Open Studios, in which over sixty local artists open their studios to the public.
The Angus Open Studio event runs at Angus College in Arbroath from May 24 to 28 and, during the five days last year, some studios had up to two hundred visitors.
This year visitors will be able to see exhibitions of artwork and demonstrations of crafts such as wood turning, weaving, cane chair seating and throwing pots on a wheel as well as more contemporary techniques like glass fusing, raku firing and silver clay jewellery.
You can be sure that all the work on show will have a contemporary feel, be produced locally and be at affordable prices, ranging from as little £5
The artists include new graduates, self taught artists and craftsmen and professionals who sell though galleries in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
There will be an international flavour with an Australian painter, an American glass fuser and others inspired by travel in Africa and other exotic places as well as paintings, drawings and pastels from the glens and coastline of this beautiful area.
Prior to the event, 7,500 brochures featuring photographs and contact details of each artist will be distributed around Angus and further afield to attract visitors into Angus to visit the unique studio locations.
These brochures will be available in libraries, art galleries, tourist offices and directly from members.
The brochures and website; www.AngusOpenStudios.com will also provide a reference throughout the year for galleries around Scotland and beyond looking for exciting and unique artwork to exhibit, commission and buy.