Kirsten’s top tips for the Pittenweem Arts Festival (6 – 13 August)

  1. There are over 100 artists displaying their work in Pittenweem. If you like art, you can easily spend a whole day there. Find out more from the Festival’s website
  2. Many of the locals open their houses up to exhibiting artists. As well as looking at art, you also have the chance to visit many interesting houses, some of which have amazing views across to North Berwick.
  3. My venue is No 68 which is at 46 Abbey Wall Road. Please come to my exhibition and say hello. My venue is just beyond the harbour as you head towards Anstruther.
  4. Next door to me, in the main house, is David Henderson whose work is well worth a visit.
  5. There are many venues on the High St and along the foreshore. It’s best to buy a brochure for only £3, but you can still have a very good day without one, if you stick to the High St and Foreshore.
  6. On-street parking is only for Pittenweem residents. All visitors to the Festival should park in the official car park, which is very clearly signposted. The cost of parking in 2019 was £2. I don’t know if the price will change this year.
  7. There can be long queues of traffic coming into Pittenweem at the weekends if the weather is nice. In these circumstances it’s best to aim to arrive before 10.30am – 11.00am.
  8. If it’s a hot day, you may want to visit Nicholson Sweets & Ice Cream Shop for some Jannetta’s delicious ice cream
  9. For the hardy, or open water swimmers, there is always the Pittenweem Tidal Pool.
  10. If you’re a foodie, the Bowhouse Food Hub has some wonderful produce at good prices. It won’t be open on the first weekend of the festival, but it is open on Saturday 13 August.