ref: aBw Dec 2-3 2006 EAST NEUK OPEN STUDIOS Open Weekend - return to Galleries PR Index






For the fourth Christmas in succession, professional artists in the East Neuk of Fife invite members of the public to visit them in their work-places.  


The East Neuk is a spectacular stretch of Scottish coast-line, referred to by King James VI when he described Fife as "a beggar's mantle with a fringe of gold".   It includes picturesque fishing villages, such as Anstruther, Crail, Pittenweem and St Monans and is only a few miles from St Andrews, with its glorious golden sands, world-famous golf courses and luxury hotels.


On the weekend of 2nd and 3rd December, from 10.30am to 5.30pm, forty artists, will be delighted to show visitors around their studios, to answer questions, and provide help and advice in their own sphere of art.


These twice-yearly events, in midsummer and at Christmas time, have become important dates in the Scottish art calendar, and this Christmas we have more artists taking part than ever. New participants include a prize winning glass artist, Chris Edwards, whose work was shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum this year.  Marina Yedigaroff, who paints Russian-influenced highly decorative works,  has joined us from Cambridge Open Studios.


The event provides an opportunity for art lovers to visit and speak to the artists in person, discovering what inspires them and how they create.  Work includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, art-weaving and jewellery-making.  Much of it will be for sale a super opportunity to find an unusual Christmas present.


Studio entry is of course, free.


For more details and advance copies of the brochure, containing illustrations of each artist's work, and maps of how to find the studios, please contact:


Jo Whitney - 01333 730249


A CD of the artists work is also available for illustration purposes