Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife is home to around 30 artists and craft designers. The festival was begun in 1982 by several of these resident artists. Each August since then, it has grown to include 100 or so artists and makers from all over Britain who exhibit in houses, studios, galleries and public spaces throughout the village.
To view art in these surroundings makes a refreshing comparison to the constraints of conventional galleries.
Over 9 days, we offer our 20,000 plus visitors a wide variety of exhibitions, workshops, talks, children’s events and evening performances, all related to the arts.
Come and meet the artists, listen to free talks or just stroll around the streets and wynds and pop in to any venue that takes your fancy.
Our stewarded car park makes parking easy and the colourful festival brochure is your complete guide and magazine for planning your festival visit.
This area of Fife’s coast line is renowned as a painters’ paradise, with the wide vista of sea and sky contrasting with the close-knit cottages and steep stone wynds going down to the harbour. It’s a beautiful area to explore with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
In bringing international art and artists to this rural, seaside village, we hope to inspire and surprise you.
VisitScotland chose Pittenweem Arts Festival to feature in their TV commercial for the Year of Creative Scotland 2012. They reconstructed parts of Helen Denerley’s exhibition of that year, including Camel. a well-remembered example of Helen’s work, showing the appeal of the Pittenweem Arts Festival.
Running the Festival
The Festival is a charity, run by volunteers.
Barbara Fleming; Marisa Deniya; Simon Learoyd (infrastructure)
Robert Mach (infrastructure); Bradley Bailey (brochure; website; graphics)
The Royal Burgh of Pittenweem Arts Festival
A company limited by guarantee and a registered charity
Company number SC 233084
Charity number SCO 24165
47 High Street Pittenweem Fife KY10 2PG
01333 313 109
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