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.

Annabelle Playe’s 'Ad Astra II' is a semi-improvised series of unnerving and electrifying musical performances inspired by vast cosmic events. (18 March, Tramway). Image Quentin Chevrier.

Glasgow’s Sonica Makes it Ten in 2022

One of the world’s largest celebrations of visual sonic art, Glasgow’s biennial Sonica Festival has announced the full programme for its tenth anniversary edition, taking place across the city and beyond.

Anonymous, 'Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns', book sculpture

January Highlights at Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh sale room Lyon & Turnbull’s programme of auctions and events for January ranges from fine furniture to vintage ski posters and fund-raising for Scottish Book Trust.

S J Peploe RSA, 'Roses and Fruit', oil on canvas

Lyon & Turnbull’s Capital Trio

Three online auctions of fine art and craft at Edinburgh sale room Lyon & Turnbull are set to go under the hammer in November and December.

Ione Parsons and Ashleigh Robertson

Art Sale Batting it Out for Drumchapel

A new art exhibition and sale in Glasgow featuring table tennis bats created by artists from across the UK will help raise funds for a community table tennis club.

Saul Bass, 'Vertigo', offset lithographic poster

Lyon & Turnbull Keeping Us Posted

The next live online auction by Edinburgh’s Lyon & Turnbull is Vintage & Film Posters Starring James Bond – part of the auctioneer’s series of Design sales in October.

Wedding rings by Ailsa Ritchie

Tea Green Pops-Up Again

Dundee-based Tea Green showcases Scotland’s most talented independent artists and designers at pop-up events, with new events planned for October – December.

Lyon & Turnbull’s Timeless Gems

Edinburgh sale room Lyon & Turnbull continues its jewellery theme with a sale of Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 14th – 15th September, to be followed by more auctions to take us into the autumn.

Chloe Heffernan

Edinburgh College of Art’s Masters on Show

Edinburgh College of Art’s 2021 Graduate Show programme continues with its Masters Show, making this the College’s largest and most comprehensive graduate show online to date.

Lawrence MacEwen in the documentary Prince of Muck

Capital Film Festival Makes it 74 for 2021

The Edinburgh International Film Festival returns for its 74th edition with a programme of in-theatre and digital screenings, including 31 new features and 73 shorts, 18 of them world premieres and three appearing outside their home country for the first time.

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.