Open Studios North Fife
Open Studios is an opportunity for you to speak to artists about their methods and sources of inspiration and perhaps buy or commission directly from them while exploring a lovely part of Scotland. Some run workshops and demonstrations during the event. You also get to see inside the interesting spaces in which they work!
Open Studios North Fife is an annual event during the first holiday weekend in May. In 2019, the studios are open daily from 10am-6pm on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, and Monday 6h of May.
The event was set up to support and spread the word about professional artists and designer-makers working in the area. The aim is to provide interesting and informative days out visiting studios and having the opportunity to meet and speak to the makers of a wide variety of artwork and perhaps to buy or commission directly from them. It gives visitors a unique insight into the workspaces used by artists and perhaps inspires them to become involved in creative activities themselves and appreciate what goes into the production of the work. All this while exploring a lovely part of Scotland!
All Open Studio participants pay a fee, which covers the cost of the extensive advertising of the event. To encourage new and emerging artists and makers to participate, we have secured generous sponsorship from Howe of Fife Rotary Club for two bursaries. The first was awarded in 2017 to the textile artist Andrea McMillan and in 2019 this has been awarded to the ceramasist Alison McIntyre.
There are a number of Artists in Cupar who are taking part in this year’s event. Visit the website to find out more about each artist and where they are based.
Make the most of visiting these artists as well as Cupar itself for a spot of lunch, coffee or afternoon teas.