St Monans Community Arts Festival
On Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd September
- Café, crafts and workshops in the Church Hall
- Art & Photography exhibitions and workshops in the Town Hall
- Open Houses, music and other events around the village
And from Friday to Sunday
- The Windmill hosts a very special exhibition
Not long now … before our feature packed Community Arts Festival gets underway, with a programme that includes workshops, exhibitions, music, open houses and fun events for the whole family.
The ever popular Festival Café will be accompanied by craft stalls and workshops in the Church Hall. Meanwhile around the corner in the Town Hall there are Art and Photography exhibitions, and further workshops; plus elsewhere there will be live music, open studios and fun events including the very popular giant bubbles.
The Open Houses feature 26 artists in 16 venues, while the Town Hall exhibition features a further twenty local artists. Music includes CHIL, playing classic rock & pop and local vocalist Elaine Boyd. Workshops include art demonstrations by well-known watercolourist Jem Bowden, and in pastels by Hayley Mills. Craft workshops include Shell painting. Jewellery making, and Flower arranging. There is also a Pottery Demonstration, a History Walk, a self care session, pianola demonstrations, storytelling, a poetry evening, and the village’s 3,000+ cameras in the photography museum and its heritage centre will be open both days.
The village’s iconic windmill, overlooking the outdoor pool, is also to be open as the venue for artist Joanna van den Berg’s IMMERSE project on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival. The installation will have three large panels celebrating the growing numbers of ‘feisty 50+ers, women in particular’, who are immersing themselves in Scotland’s seas, lochs, rivers and reservoirs.
See https://stmonans.org.uk/blog/arts-festival/ for full details.