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Spring Fling has grown to become one of the best-loved visual art and craft open studios events in Scotland. Now in its 15th year, the 93 studios selected to take part can expect around 40,500 visits when they throw open their doors from 27 to 29 May. But Spring Fling is much more than just a platform for Dumfries and Galloway artists to promote their work. It shines a light on this rural region as a centre of creativity, it nurtures and retains fresh talent in an area where there are few opportunities for the young, and it promotes high standards of work. Watercolourist Hazel Campbell has been a guiding light in Spring Fling’s development as a participant, board member and chair. We asked her to say something about what it brings to the world of Scottish art and about the range of artists who visitors can expect to encounter.