Arts Events

Continually updated calendar of events near you and online, including art fairs, auctions, open studios, museums openings and charity events in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Alison Kinnaird's 'Art in Glass' is at Fringe Venue 244: 'Wing', photo Shannon Tofts

2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Take Flight

Despite the continuing global uncertainty, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will place for three weeks in August in and around Scotland’s capital, with live and digital exhibitions and events.

Solargraph image from 'Northern Exposures', Coleman & Hodges' installation showing Moray residents' single four-month exposures, James Milne Institute, Findhorn, 6 - 8 Aug James Milne Institute, Findhorn

Moray’s the Source of Summer Arts

A summer programme of events and activities to celebrate Scotland’s coast and waters, Source to Sea is set in the rural and coastal towns and villages of the Moray Firth Coastline.

Joanna Craig, giclee print

July is Tea Green’s Marketplace Month

Illustration, jewellery, glass, textiles, craft of all kinds and art are on offer at Tea Green’s Marketplace Month, taking place over three July weekends.

Aberdeen artist duo Bibo & Brian Keeley, 'Breathe'

UNFIX Number Six: Innovating Online

The international art festival UNFIX is now in its sixth year, bringing together a wide range of artists’ personal responses to the pressing current issues of climate change and the pandemic.

Eva Rothschild, 'Peak Times', installation (detail)

Countdown to GI Glasgow International Festival 2021

One of the UK’s largest visual arts festivals, GI Glasgow International, is underway for its ninth edition with over 70 exhibitions and events showcasing work by over 100 artists in over 30 spaces across the city and online.

Cooking Sections artists portrait, Photo Ruth Clark

Pandemic Brings New Faces to Turner Prize 2021

The list of 2021 Turner Prize nominees consists entirely of collectives who have helped to ‘inspire social change through art’ and who have continued to work in the community throughout the pandemic.

Renzo Spiteri recording his soundscape 'Sonic Interactions'

Refreshingly Adventurous in Shetland

Fifteen new works in a wide variety of disciplines showcasing a diverse range of Shetland-grown talent are set to premiere throughout April as part of the Refresh Now programme by Shetland Arts.