Year Of Innovation, Architecture and Design To Be Celebrated At Whithorn

Innovation, Architecture and Design will be at the forefront of the 4th Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail this year when artists, craftspeople and designers throw open their studios and get together again to welcome visitors and local people to view and purchase their work on 16th and 17th July 2016. The popular summer event brings together the talents of artists and makers from across The Machars and beyond.
A superb range of work will be on offer, from paintings and sculpture to textiles, ceramics, wood/metal craft, painting, drawing, printmaking, jewellery, glass work and photography. There are a few places available still and the organisers are keen to hear from you if you would like to display and sell your work.
The event has grown in popularity each year, and the whole community is working together to welcome people into the town and surrounding area.
In a variety of venues, mainly situated along the historic main street of Whithorn, you can wander at your leisure, view the high standard of work on show and take time to discover the attractions the town has to offer.
This year, the architecture of Whithorn’s fine Georgian buildings and historic Priory will be the focus of special events and there’s a chance to dance the night away to the sound of a popular local band on Saturday 16th.
Once again, Creative Whithorn will also present a special “5 More” exhibition at the Ninian Gallery in the Whithorn Story Visitor Centre for the whole of July, featuring five established artists with national and international reputations.
Throughout the Trail artists and makers will be on hand to discuss their work and demonstrate creative processes, and all the senses are looked after on the Trail – artisan food producers will welcome you to sample and purchase delicious, locally produced foods.
Visit www.creativewhithorn.co.uk for full information.

 The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland and supported by partners Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Architecture + Design Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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