- Community Arts Festival returns with Town Hall exhibition
- 25 local artists appearing together in one venue
- 9th and 10th October, 10am until 4pm
The St Monans Community Arts Festival didn’t quite disappear last year, but in the midst of the Covid pandemic, it did retreat to the safety of the virtual world, as an online festival. Now that the vaccination programme is helping to protect people, local artists are keen to reengage with the public, and the village’s festival organisers are keen to get back to being live in local venues. Being mindful of the continuing need for Covid safety, it was decided that this year, the traditional small open studios scattered about the village would be replaced by a single exhibition set up in a large venue.
“This is an important step forward in the village’s recovery from the pandemic. The exhibition is an opportunity for local artists and crafters to re-engage with the village and visitors, but there is of course more to it than that.
“This is a milestone in our restoration of the social and cultural events that bring us together and strengthen us as a community. The St Monans Community Arts Festival is one of the highlights of the village year, so this is an important part of that process – part of what you might call ‘the art of recovery’.
“We are looking forward to villagers and visitors coming to the exhibition and enjoying what will be a great weekend in St Monans.”
As well as the Town Hall exhibition, the village’s unique collection of 3000 cameras will also be open over the weekend, and weather permitting, the hugely popular giant bubbles will be blown outside the Town Hall.
The exhibition’s covid safety measures will include a one-way system, and organisers are asking people to wear masks, use sanitiser, and maintain social distancing.