Pick up a painting at Rapt for Winter

Rapt in Winter, a felt painting by Moy Mackay whose gallery is participating
Rapt in Winter, a felt painting by Moy Mackay whose gallery is participating

Rapt in Winter art trail returns to galleries and studios in and around Peebles over the weekend of November 26-27.

With more than 50 makers exhibiting work of the highest quality, this is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to discover a host of original, one-off pieces.

There will be something for every pocket and taste, so it is the perfect chance to find some early, and imaginative, Christmas gifts.

In Peebles, Eastgate Theatre will be exhibiting a range of paintings, printmaking, textiles, jewellery, sculpture and woodwork. The Three Fishes Galley and Framing, Moy Mackay Gallery, Tweed Art and Woodworks will also offer a feast of original work.

Beyond Peebles, Traquair, Broughton, West Linton and Carlops will all have studios taking part.

To add to the occasion, there will also be performances from local singers and musicians including blues guitarist Sam Mundy, The Brambelles and members of celebrated Peebles choir InChorus. Seasonal nibbles and drinks will be available at some venues and there will be plenty of festive goodies at PeeblesCAN Local Food Market on the High Street.

Art trail maps are available from Eastgate Theatre and participating venues, or visit www.eastgatearts.com for more details.