August 5th - 13th 2017
A celebration of the visual arts taking place in galleries homes studios and other venues throughout Pittenweem
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
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
Jewellery sold by Bathia raised £40 for the Arts Festival and £870 for CHAS.
Maggies Kirkcaldy was helped by Vanessa Lamond who, through providing picnic lunches, raised £2050.
Pittenweem Artists & Galleries at Easter April 14th-17th
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.
Resident Artists & Galleries
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.
Jennifer Stewart, raised £500 for Invictus Games and £150 each for Marie Curie; Cancer Research; Macmillan.
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.
£690 for the East Neuk Emergency Fund and £340 for Pittenweem in Bloom was raised by Heather Cunningham.