Arts Festival

August 5th - 13th 2017

A celebration of the visual arts taking place in galleries homes studios and other venues throughout Pittenweem

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Sunday July 30th 2017

What is Ovenstone 109?

It's a one-time tractor salesroom, a local landmark building just outside Pittenweem. Its new owner Nick Fleming has given the festival a wonderful exhibition space for twelve artists: painters, jewellers and textile makers.


Ovenstone 109 is only five minutes from Pittenweem’s Festival car park. Cobalt Contemporary Gallery and Ovenstone Artists are on the way, also with parking. Kellie Castle is just another mile. Look at the map.


Nick’s team and the artists offer a warm welcome to visitors. The site has ample parking, toilet facilities, coffee and home baking and a lovely picnic area beside its small reservoir.

  East Neuk Microbrewery

A brand new microbrewery located just outside Pittenweem in the heart of the East Neuk


Ovenstone 109 is being developed by our unique and experienced engineering partners to produce locally crafted beers and ales that will offer you a different brewery experience. We will unravel the mystique behind the craft brewing revolution and guide you through malting to mashing and beyond.


Come and visit to see the wide range of wonderful artists and find out more about our new and exciting venture.

Monday March 13th 2017

Pittenweem Artists & Galleries at Easter    April 14th-17th

Pittenweem Arts Festival in August is nationally known but every Easter many of the village’s resident artists and its seven galleries hold an open weekend to welcome in spring, show their latest work and highlight their new exhibitions. To add a new twist to our event this Easter, twelve artist/makers from Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative will join us by exhibiting in ART@47 from April 14 - 22.


As well as being home to many artists, Pittenweem is a scenic coastal village and its cafes are highly recommended. Do come along for an inspiring day out. Venues (pick up a map, or download one here) are open daily 11-5.

Tuesday October 25th 2016

Festival-goers, apart from enjoying and spending on art, give generously to a large number of charities. The fund-raising comes in a variety of ways, through teas and snacks provided by residents in their houses and gardens, through the combined year-long knitting of the Pittenweem Community Craft Project or by hammering metal with Kev Paxton. There were other ventures as well and while it's difficult to list them all; here are some.

Jenny Watson's Garden Teas raised £2764 which will be distributed to:

Fiona Watson Memorial Fund; Motor Neurone Disease Scotland; PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy); Save the Children; Leprosy Fund; Sense Scotland

Christmas in Summer was this year's theme for the Pittenweem Community Craft Project (pictured) which raised £2242 split equally between Maggie's Fife and  Crossroads.

Kev Paxton, through offering the public a chance to hammer steel rods which will be used for a sculpture in next year's Arts Festival raised £50 for the Episcopal Church and £442 for It's Good To Give.

Jennifer Stewart, raised £500 for Invictus Games and £150 each for Marie Curie; Cancer Research; Macmillan.

Jewellery sold by Bathia raised £40 for the Arts Festival and £870 for CHAS.

£690 for the East Neuk Emergency Fund and £340 for Pittenweem in Bloom was raised by Heather Cunningham.


Richard Kidd's chosen charity Freeset benefited by £1500. The charity provides high quality employment for more than 250 women previously trapped in India's sex trade.


Maggies Kirkcaldy was helped by Vanessa Lamond who, through providing picnic lunches, raised £2050.