The Christmas Market at the Bowhouse on 5th and 6th November was a great success. Our thanks go to everyone involved.
Thanks too, to everyone who attended our summer Open Studios 2022. This 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 the Bowhouse event space, so we are looking forward to going back there in November.
In 2020, it was impossible to schedule 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.
It’s good to be back …
After a two year hiatus, East Neuk Open Studios returns in 2022 to being a full open studios event, with its pre-pandemic schedule of two weekends in June and July.
We currently have over fifty artists signed up, who will exhibit their work on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, and again the following weekend, 2/3 July.
There will be venues throughout the East Neuk, from Kingsbarns to Lower Largo via Crail, Cellardyke, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Ardross.
“The last two years have been challenging and we have been forced to innovate with virtual events and the use of a large venue, the Bowhouse near St Monans, for a collective event – which turned out to be so successful that we are planning to hold another later this year.
“But for the summer, we are back in our own studios and exhibition spaces, providing the annual art trail through the wonderful fishing villages, wildlife and scenery of the East Neuk, which provide a source of inspiration for so many of our artists.”
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.
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.