Visual Arts Events & Festivals

Calendar of visual arts events, exhibitions and festivals


Lochinch Castle Summer Art Festival

Top artists from Dumfries & Galloway showcase a wealth of professional talent in a wide selection of art including oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculpture, pottery, printing, woodturning and more. The Victorian stables and grounds host an accompanying series of workshops, talks and children’s activities.

Lorn Drama Festival

A festival of one-act plays performed by drama groups from all over Argyll

Fingask Follies

Musical and theatrical evening held annually at Fingask Castle near Perth. 

Perth Festival of the Arts

A 10 day festival of music, dance and drama including opera, classical, blues, rock and much more. This year's attraction include  Van Morrison, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Roland Gift, Sir James Galway, English Touring Opera, and many more.

Coast Festival, Banff & Macduff

Set in the stunning twin harbour towns of Banff and Macduff in north Aberdeenshire, Coast is predominantly a visual arts festival, with elements of performance and community participation. 2013's theme is artists' responses to nature, working outdoors or with natural materials.

Garioch Theatre Festival

Staging a mix of professional and youth theatre shows alongside community events and exhibitions, this Inverurie-based theatre festival aims to foster new talent by providing training opportunities in a range of theatre skills.

Early Years Festival

A multi-arts festival dedicated to the kids, whcih includes various programmes of visual art, theatre, movement, sport, film and more.

Pittenweem Arts Festival

Pittenweem Arts Festival is a celebration of visual arts - taking place in galleries, homes, studios and public venues throughout Pittenweem.

Edinburgh Arts Festival

Edinburgh arts festival that runs independently of but at the same time as the other Edinburgh festivals