People in Moray will be able to use a specially created trail map to meet artists and explore their studio space.
More than 300 artists and makers across the north-east Scotland are opening their studios to members of the public from Saturday until September 23.
The 10-day event is a rare chance to meet local artists and makers, chat about their work and gain fascinating insights into artistic inspiration and process.
Work displayed in all the venues will be for sale.
Since North East Open Studios (NEOS) was founded in 2003 with 67 participants, it has grown year on year with more and more artists and makers becoming involved.
Now in its 16th year, NEOS has 318 participants in venues that include townhouses, rural cottages and farmhouses, with work displayed in everything from converted dining rooms to garden painting studios, pottery workshops, a blacksmith’s forge and a vast pole barn.
To help visitors plan their tour of the different venues, participants have created local Artist Trails – maps which guide visitors around the various locations in town and countryside – creating inspiring and varied days out.
The Moray Coast Trail includes painters, ceramicists and jewellery makers, as well as artists working in wood, metal, wool and felt.
Local venues include Forres, Findhorn, Rafford, Wester Lawrenceton, Dallas, Auldearn, Logie, Hopeman, Elgin, Blackhills, Lhanbryde, and Kingston on Spey.
There will be bright yellow NEOS signs outside each venue.
See www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk for more information.