A Perthshire street is to be transformed into an art gallery to promote the work of local creatives.
Usually home to an accountant, hairdressers, hardware store and restaurants, Leslie Street in Blairgowrie will become an art trail for more than a week, showcasing the designs of 30 artists from the town.
Leslie Street Art Trail will be launched on September 1, in line with Perthshire Open Studios, an annual festival highlighting the work of artists across the region.
Shop windows along the street will be transformed into mini-galleries, showcasing everything from jewellery, ceramics, woven baskets and paintings, all made by designers in Blairgowrie and the surrounding area.
Each exhibit will include contact details for the creator and directions to their studio.
Wendy Mackey, organiser of the event, said: “A lot of the artists we are showing work from home or in studios out in the sticks so people working in the town either can’t, or aren’t, willing to travel out to see their work.
“This brings the art to them and shows them what’s on offer. The idea is it will encourage people to support local artists more and venture out to their studios.”
Wendy, a painter living in the town, was inspired by colourful displays in towns in the borders for the annual common ridings festival to commemorate their ancestors who patrolled the border with England on horseback to defend their settlements.
“It’s amazing to see the whole area get involved and I thought it would be great to do something like that in Blairgowrie,” she said.
The trail will run until September 9.