The first official Pittenweem Arts Festival took place in July 1982. Since then the festival has established itself as a unique event in Scotland and beyond. Every year, for 10 days at the beginning of August, the small picturesque fishing village opens the doors of private and public spaces and invites visitors to enjoy a vibrant mixture of art exhibitions alongside featured events, workshops, artist talks, community events and large-scale attractions.
From fireworks to fisher lassies, festive food to the Fence Collective, the Pittenweem Arts Festival has always offered visitors an exciting mix of activities. For 30 years the Festival has grown in size and reputation, consistently attracting large numbers of visitors and a growing community of artists. It has played host to artists of international stature and supported emerging artists with bursary awards. Over 100 artists now exhibit annually during the festival, attracting an average of 20,000 visitors.
Click on the images below to view some of our past highlights