Pittenweem Arts Festival

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

Festival 2022 August 6 - 13

The Festival’s gallery

47 High Street

Pittenweem

In spite of the Festival’s 2021 cancellation it’s been an interesting Pittenweem summer. From June 25 to Monday August 30, the Festival's gallery ART@47 brought a taste of the Festival to the High Street with five exhibitions called A Summer Series. 


31 artists and makers were invited to take part and over the series we had 3,000 visitors . Even with Covid precautions in place, there was an enthusiastic response to the project and sales of artwork were excellent. For the exhibiting artists it was a pleasure to show their work again after two hard years. Our annual event was sorely missed by both the public and artists and a 2022 festival will see their return.


If all goes to plan Festival 2022 will be held August 6 to 13. We look forward to that.

 

Exhibiting Artists

There are well over 100 artists, displaying their work throughout the village: mainly in houses but also in garages, halls, sheds and really anywhere that has a place to hang or place artwork.


This is the surprising and endearing feature of the Festival, to come across  art presented in a house or in a normally featureless garage  Here it is, an array of landscapes, an explosion of colour in textiles, a selection of paintings or a collection of fine-worked jewellery. Because you’re not in a formal gallery, it’s actually easier to appreciate the artist’s work and you’ll have the opportunity to talk with the artist.

Invited Artists

Our yearly invitation to several internationally known and respected artists has resulted in acclaimed and innovatory shows. 


Our Invited Artists leave the art circuit to mount and curate the show themselves. They have a free hand to select and display  work they have chosen or created specially for Pittenweem.


This results in comments from Graham Rich naming his 2017 show as: my best and Glen Onwin in 2018 saying: a fairly complex install as I expected but I have enjoyed it greatly.




Invited Artist Calum Colvin’s exhibition 2019

Paul Furneaux (r) 2017 Invited Artist giving a mokuhanga, Japanese printing workshop

Events & Workshops 

These can take a bit longer to get organised but we have a fair number lined up. each year.

Galleries

When you’re in Pittenweem for the Festival, it’s easy to recognise that this is an artistic community. 


What is not so easily noticeable is that there are about 30 artists resident in the village. Coupled with this is the very healthy number of galleries; Pittenweem sustains its artistic reputation through the galleries which, after the festival throngs have gone, remain open all year round. 

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