TWO Alloa artists will be part of an initiative to celebrate creativity across the region.

Paintings and photography by fine artist Eva Askham-Spencer as well as a variety of works showcasing the creative community in Clackmannanshire at the Wee Gallery on Candleriggs will both be part of this year's Forth Valley Art Beat.

The event is set to showcase the work of 58 different studios, artist collectives and creative organisations with venues to open up between Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 18, showcasing a rich array of works.

People will have the chance to see stained and fused glass, collages, sketches of poetry, embossed metal work as well as paintings in oil, acrylic and alcohol ink at the Wee Gallery on Candleriggs' Studio derenz.

Among exhibitors at the Wee Gallery this year are painter Janice Headrick and visual artist Bobby Rennie.

Headrick developed her skills over the years, inspired by the seascapes of Catterline and the landscapes of the north-east.

Now based in Clacks, she recorded, in her own way, the Longannet Power Station before it came down, the mood of the Ochils, the wonders of the Japanese Garden at Cowden, her vision of Wee County industries and the waters from the Forth to the Devon.

Visual artist Rennie paints mainly in acrylics but has used all kinds of mediums and surfaces over the years such as wood and clothing.

A painter of 40 years, his current focus is on realist landscapes and seeing them evolve into surrealist abstract works.

The Wee Gallery, Venue 49 in the programme, will be open to visitors as part of Forth Valley Art Beat on both Saturdays between 10am and 5pm as well as 5pm to 7pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Reach out to attend by appointment on other days.

Painter and photographer Eva Askham-Spencer will be welcoming visitors to her Gean Road studio – find Venue 48 in the programme – between 10am and 5pm on all days – her exhibition will include a selection of original paintings, painted stones, painted wood slices, power poems and photography.

Forth Valley Art Beat, which began in 2010 as Forth Valley Open Studios, will feature a whole lot more – visit for the full programme.