Pittenweem Arts Festival

About the Festival

Festival 2023 August 5 - 12

VisitScotland chose Pittenweem Arts Festival  to feature in their TV commercial for the Year of Creative Scotland 2012, a clear example of the appeal of Pittenweem. They centred around Helen Denerley’s exhibition where the camel was probably the most popular of her harbour exhibits.

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 8 days, we offer our 20,000 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. 

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.

Our stewarded car park makes parking easy and the colourful festival brochure is your complete guide and magazine for planning your festival visit.

In bringing international art and artists to this rural, seaside village, we hope to inspire and surprise you.

Running the Festival


Secretary:     Simon Learoyd

Treasurer:    Fiona Cathcart

Directors:     Julie Arbuthnott; Scott Cochrane;  Carolyn McNeish;  Katie Smith

Associates:   Robert Mach; Shaun Ramsay

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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