Artists have long been drawn to the East Neuk for this very reason, with roughly thirty artists having made their home in the pretty fishing village of Pittenweem. During August the village holds its annual Arts Festival. Founded in 1982 by a number of local artists, it has grown to include over a hundred artists and makers from all over the UK who exhibit in houses, studios, galleries and public spaces throughout the village.
It’s a wonderful and eclectic context in which to view (and perhaps buy) art, but it’s also really interesting to see inside the traditional houses in the village. There are a lot of pretty courtyards, old work spaces and gardens that you’d never see unless you visited the Festival in August. Almost 25,000 people do just that, so why not give it a try?