Arts and culture events in Dumfries & Galloway

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  • A slipware potter shows two people her studio near Castle Douglas, as part of the Spring Fling
    A slipware potter opens her studio near Castle Douglas, as part of the Spring Fling
  • Wickerman Festival, Dumfries & Galloway
    Wickerman Festival

Dumfries & Galloway has a proud history full of artists and creators, which you can learn more about at some of the arts and culture events held in this inspiring region.

With a reputation for creativity and excellent design, it’s no wonder Dumfries & Galloway boasts a fantastic variety of arts and culture events. Find out how the region continues to inspire today.

In May, the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival sees a number of activities happening in venues across the region - enjoy classical, jazz or folk music, dance, theatre and children’s events.

At the end of May, the Spring Fling allows you a deep insight into the life and work of the region’s artists. Around 80 arts and craft studios open their doors to the public and special events, workshops and tours take place from studio to studio. Speak to the artists themselves and find out what inspires them about Dumfries & Galloway.

For books and literature events, visit Dumfries & Galloway from September to October for the Wigtown Book Festival when hundreds of activities take place to celebrate the written word.

Use the information listings to find an arts and culture event in Dumfries & Galloway.