The Pittenweem Arts Festival

Pittenweem Arts Festival with people walking the streets of Pittenweem

Paint your way to this years Pittenweem Arts Festival… Lobster creels in Pittenweem

The charming village of Pittenweem has been home to the Pittenweem Arts Festival since 1982 – an event that brings together around 100 artists from all over Britain for 9 wonderful days in August (this year 6 to 14 August).  Members of the Pittenweem community make their houses, studios, and public spaces available to the artists – allowing you to see inside some beautiful old buildings and to stroll leisurely around the exhibitions in a very relaxed way. 

What’s on…

Pittenweem Arts Festival with people walking the streets of PittenweemThere are events to suit everyone during the festival, including a fossil treasure hunt and a ‘mad animals’ workshop for children; an open air painting competition for artists of all ages and abilities; chamber music at Kelllie Castle; a willow workshop and a weaving workshop; and a geo-walk to Elie where you get a chance to examine ancient rocks and search for garnets and fossils. Throughout the week you can follow the sculpture trail and see the stunning sculpture works that were too big to fit into the front room of a cottage, and there is an opportunity to ‘be the sculptor’ where you get to shape a steel bar on a real anvil.

Invited artists include the highly regarded Christine Borland, Philomena Pretsell, Nerine Tassie, and Bursary winner Jill MacLeod.

Are you looking for somewhere to stay…?

Aerial View of Silverdyke Park

Aerial View of Silverdyke Park

If you are looking for Fife caravan parks, and you love arts and crafts, then Silverdyke Park is in the perfect situation for you. Artists love this area of the Fife coastline with its expansive view of sea and sky, and the quaint and colourful stone cottages that dot the shoreline. We are only a 10-minute drive away from Pittenweem, or, for the more energetic amongst you, an easy walk along the Fife Coastal Path where you can enjoy the view across the Forth as you go. 

So there you have it. If you are on a touring holiday in Scotland and fancy visiting this fabulous arts festival then pitch up at our superb caravan park in Anstruther. To find out more can contact us on 01333 313 098 or email us here. We look forward to hearing from you.