Our next big event is our Winter Showcase – our Christmas Arts & Crafts Market in the fabulous Bowhouse event space near to St Monans.
Make a note of the date in your diaries now – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November.
We’ll publish details of participating artists in due course – but you can check out all our members in our directory, and details of the artists who participated in the summer openings can be found in the 2023 brochure, 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 also displayed our new large red balloon signs to make them very easy to spot!
The 2022 Christmas Market at the Bowhouse on 5th and 6th November was a great success. Our thanks go to everyone involved.
Our summer Open Studios 2022 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.
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.