Welcome to ENOS …

We now have our line-up of artists for the 2023 summer weekends, with 52 artists in 38 venues over two weekends – 24th & 25th June and 1st & 2nd July. Details of all the participating artists can be found in the 2023 brochure, which is now widely available, and here on the ENOS website.

This year is a milestone for us – the first East Neuk Open Studios event took place in 2003, so this is our twentieth anniversary. Participation by artists has returned to pre-Covid levels, and we are looking forward with enthusiasm to our summer visitors. From Lower Largo to Kingsbarns we have a fantastic art trail through the coastal villages of the East Neuk of Fife, with its golden beaches, birdlife, terracotta roofs, cobbled streets and its colourful harbours. There’s no better time to visit than when our talented local artists, designers and makers invite you into their homes and studios to view and chat with them about their work.

Our 2023 brochure has examples of artists’ work, maps and other tips to help people follow the trail, and there’s a wealth of information about each artist online. Every artist has their own unique style, with an exciting range of paintings, prints, jewellery, cards, photographs, textiles, ceramics and glass art on sale. Venues will also display our new large red balloon signs to make them very easy to spot!

The Christmas Market at the Bowhouse on 5th and 6th November last year was a great success. Our thanks go to everyone involved. We are now planning this year’s event, which will be on 4th and 5th November.

Thanks too, to everyone who attended our summer Open Studios 2022. That was the first full programme for three years.

In 2021, Covid meant that most of our artists were unable to open their studios and houses. We did hold two very successful showcase weekends, in July and November, in the Bowhouse event space.

In 2020, it had been impossible to schedule any Open Studios weekends or the Winter Showcase, so we went virtual – a virtual tour of our artists, village by village; Open Studios became Online Studios; and we organised a virtual Winter Showcase. These are still available to view on our website.

Looking for inspiration?

The East Neuk of Fife with its golden beaches, birdlife, terracotta roofs, cobbled streets and colourful harbours is waiting for you, and there’s no better time to seek inspiration here than when the East Neuk’s talented local artists, designers and makers invite you to visit them, to view and to chat about their locally inspired artworks.

Our artists include those who have exhibited internationally, as well as those with an eye on future fame, and every artist has their own unique style. There’s always an exciting range of paintings, textiles, prints, jewellery, illustrations, cards, photographs, metalwork and stained glass on sale. If you’re looking for something to enhance your home or office, you will find lots of wonderful possibilities as you tour the studios.

So make a note to visit the East Neuk’s wonderful villages, landscapes and wildlife, and be inspired by our local art treasures on show during our next Open Studios event. Please note that not all artists can accept debit/credit cards, so it’s useful to have cash, cheque or BACS options available if you plan to purchase.

ENOS Winter Showcase …

ENOS also organises an annual Winter Showcase Exhibition.

And all year round …

If you can’t make the Open Studios or Winter Showcase, note that many of our artists exhibit their work all year round at different venues, and are generally happy to be contacted at any time by people wanting to see and purchase their work.

Follow us!

If you follow us on our website and social media, we’ll also keep you posted about other local events that involve our artists, such as the Crail and Anstruther festivals in July, the Pittenweem Arts Festival in August and the St Monans Arts Festival in September.