Our Twentieth Anniversary

East Neuk Open Studios  
2003 – 2023

We are celebrating their twentieth anniversary, with a strong field of 52 artists in 38 venues over two weekends – 24th & 25th June and 1st & 2nd July.

To highlight the anniversary, we have a new twist on our logo – reversing OS to 20!

ENOS chairperson Philippa Mitchell said:

“This year is a milestone for us. The first East Neuk Open Studios event took place in 2003, so this is our twenty-first year of opening and our twentieth anniversary. Our artist number are back up to pre-Covid levels, and we are looking forward to greeting our summer visitors. 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 – and 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 about their work.

“Our 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!”

ENOS Treasurer Lavinia Kilbride spoke about how she came to be involved:

“The East Neuk has always attracted artists and there is a rich seam of very talented people who take part in the Open Studios events. In the past we would visit the East Neuk Open Studios, then around 6 years ago when we moved here, I decided to join the growing collective of artists and I now exhibit my Wee Woolies at ENOS events.  There is something for everyone at the Open Studios and it will not disappoint. It also gives you an opportunity to speak to artists about their work gaining an insight you might not have otherwise.”

Membership Secretary Susan McMillan added:

“East Neuk Open studios covers a large part of the East Neuk coast from Largo to Kingsbarns, with an equally broad range of artists and styles. I love being part of the exciting  and diverse group of artists providing an insight into the life of an artist during East Neuk Open Studios, especially this year being its 20th anniversary. I can’t wait to see all our visitors in June and July.”

Details of all the participating artists can be found in the 2023 brochure, which is now available in local shops, cafes and other outlets, and with additional information, on the ENOS website.