PLANNING YOUR VISIT

THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourself in a vibrant showcase of creativity, right within the charming village of Pittenweem in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. This festival isn't your typical gallery experience. Here, art comes alive in the most unexpected places - from cozy front rooms to quirky garages, and even inviting sheds. It's a unique opportunity to connect with over 100 talented artists in a more personal and intimate setting.

Make sure you wander through all the nooks and crannies of Pittenweem, you’ll discover an exciting array of stunning artworks. This festival prides itself on celebrating the joy of art in everyday spaces, making it more accessible and relatable. Engage directly with the artists, gain insights into their creative process, and even take home a piece of their work. The festival not only showcases a diverse range of art but also highlights the natural beauty and cultural richness of Pittenweem.

If you have more time, build your visit in as part of a trip to explore the East Neuk of Fife.

EXPLORE THE ART

  • Pre-order or purchase a Festival Brochure when you arrive, which details all the exhibiting artists and has a handy map to help you navigate and prioritise the art you’d like to see. The brochure is available at the Car Park, the Box Office and in many of the venues.
  • Check out our Invited Artists and our Exhibiting Artist information to find out more about the work that’s on display.
  • Don’t forget to visit this year’s Henderson Bursary Award Winner, Jennifer Alford. All of our artists are supplied with a branded, numbered board, to help you navigate your journey round the village.

Pittenweem is compact and easily accessible on foot, but it is hilly, so we also have a dedicated free bus service on a loop for those who may struggle, that will take you to various Festival delights!

We ask you to remember that many of the venues are people’s homes, and to be respectful of their property. The artists also make it clear on the brochure guide if they are able to accept well-behaved pets.

INDULGE IN THE EVENTS

Make sure you take advantage of the variety of events at the Festival – from workshops to artist talks. There’s lots happening for visitors of all ages, running from 10am in the morning through to the evening. The events programme changes every day, so make sure pick up a copy of the daily events list and book early!

 

AND DON'T FORGET REFRESHMENTS

Pittenweem has a variety of places to stop off, recharge and plan the rest of your adventure. From the coffee shops in the High Street, to outlets at the Harbour, and of course, good old fish and chips! We also have a selection of refreshment vans for a quick stop off. And of course, you can grab an ice cream! 

GETTING THERE

By Car: Pittenweem is easily accessible by car. From Edinburgh, take the A92 to Glenrothes, then follow the A911 and A915 to the East Neuk of Fife, and finally the A917 directly to Pittenweem. The journey offers stunning views and is an adventure in itself. 

Parking: The Car Park for visitors is just off Charles Street and is well signposted from the main roads. Please do not park in the village itself, as there are restrictions in place. 

Public Transport: For those preferring public transport, there are convenient options available. Take a train to Kirkcaldy or Leuchars station, both of which are serviced by routes from across Scotland, and then board a bus directly to Pittenweem – numbers 95 and X60. The bus journey lets you soak in the scenic beauty of Fife’s countryside and coastal areas. 

By Air: The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, from where you can rent a car or take public transport (a combination of bus and train) to reach Pittenweem. It’s an excellent option for international visitors looking to explore the East Neuk of Fife and its treasures. 

In addition to public transport links, walking and cycling are great active options around the East Neuk of Fife.

Fife's coastal path meanders from Kincardine to Newburgh with multiple stops (including Pittenweem!) along the way for walkers and more information on the route can be found here

If cycling takes your fancy, then the East Neuk 50 is a popular route to consider, connecting Kirkcaldy to Dundee via the coast. 

ACCESSIBILITY

We'll be posting information about venue accessibility shortly.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN MURRAY JNR.

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