In 2020, Coronavirus hit ENOS like it did everything else. 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.
We continued to add new artists and update the pages of existing artists. Most are still busy creating new works, and happy to be contacted for purchases and commissioned works. Now we have the opportunity to return to something more normal – we are planning a weekend devoted to ENOS artists in the Bowhouse event space, featuring over forty of our artists.
A few artists, who have studios that allow them to implement suitable Covid safety measures, will also open in their own venues.
Looking for inspiration?
The East Neuk of Fife with its golden beaches, birdlife, terracotta roofs, cobbled streets and its colourful harbours is waiting for you, and when Covid is not stopping us, there’s no better time to seek inspiration here than during the East Neuk Open Studios weekends, when talented local artists, designers and makers throw open their doors and invite you into their homes and studios and shared venues to view and chat with them about their their locally inspired work in this beautiful corner of Fife.
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.