Things to do
These places have chosen to support Open Studios by taking an advert in our brochure and we hope you will support them. Ask individual artists for recommendations for other places to visit in their areas.
PLACES TO EAT
Cairnie Fruit Farm Cupar
Growers of Grade 1 fruit since 1970. Over 20 acres of pick your own soft fruit, a large farm shop and indoor/outdoor cafe serving delicious home baking and hot food all day.
Open: March -Mid November, 7 days a week, 10am-5pm.
Cairnie House, Cupar, Fife KY15 4QD.
Tel: 01334 655 610.
Hayloft Tearoom Falkland
Light refreshments, soups, cakes and scones, sandwiches and toasties. Coffees and teas.
Open: Daily 11am-4pm.
Back Wynd, Falkland, KY15 7BX.
Tel: 01337 857590
Café and Gallery at the Stables on Falkland Estate Falkland
A great place to stop before or after your walk in to Falkland Estate or the Lomond Hills. Parking adjacent. The Café offers light lunches, home baking, teas and coffees whilst the Gallery's rolling programme of art and craft exhibitions will keep you entertained throughout the year. Also available are maps, guidebooks and leaflets.
Open: Open every day, 10am to 4pm
The Stables, Falkland Estate, Falkland KY15 7AF.
Tel: 01337 858838
The Kiltmakers' Coffee Shop Ladybank
Breakfast till 12 noon, filled rolls, soups, cakes and scones. Everything homemade and sourced locally. Coffees and teas.
Open: Daily 7.30am-3.30pm during Open Studios
4 Commercial Crescent, Ladybank, KY15 7JU.
Tel. 01337 258030 or 07986 504765.
Manna Coffee Shop Newport-on-Tay
Soup, sandwiches and home baking served each day. Community coffee shop, Fairtrade, run by Newport-On-Tay Parish Church.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm
13 Cupar Road, Newport on Tay, Fife DD6 8AF
Tel: 01382 542 781
Morison Duncan Hall Gauldry
Home baking, soup, light refreshments, tea, and coffee, available in our local village Hall on the Saturday. Run by friendly volunteers helping to raise funds for the community. Everyone welcome!
Open Studios Weekend: Saturday 23rd Oct, 12-3pm
Open Regularly During Termtime: Thursdays 11-1pm
Main Road, Gauldry, Newport-on-Tay, DD6 8RP.
Clayton Caravan Park Dairsie
The superbly appointed Clayton Restaurant places the emphasis on delicious local produce, freshly prepared by our team of professionals, and served in a relaxed and friendly environment. Whether you are a customer of the park or just visiting for the day, it is a perfect place to unwind with the family so why not let us take care of your needs. We are open to everyone from 10am, serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Our all day menu can be viewed online and we also serve a range of speciality coffees and home baking.
Open: Open daily from 10am.
Clayton Caravan Park, Dairsie, Fife KY16 9YB.
Africafe at Fife Zoo Ladybank
Lunch served every day with fantastic views of the African bush streamed live from South Africa. Choose from a range of loose-leaf teas, triple certified coffees, and a range of sustainably and ethically sourced products all finished off with a wander around the zoo.
Fife Zoo, Birnie Field, Kinloch, Ladybank, Fife, KY15 7UT
Open every day from 10am.
Cupar Tearoom Cupar
Family run tearoom in the heart of Cupar's town centre. Hot and cold refreshments, delicious soups, sandwiches and home baking, all freshly made on the premises. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.15pm.
4 Ferguson Square, Cupar, Fife KY15 5JU (Opposite Argos)
Tel: 07923 285599
Muddy Boots Balmalcolm
Stop by and enjoy our home baking with a tea, coffee and hot chocolate or join us at lunch for soups, sandwiches and light snacks. A good central location with parking onsite and an outdoor cafe garden if the weather is good.
Open: 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. Balmalcolm, Cupar, Fife KY15 7TJ.
Tel: 01337 831222
OTHER PLACES TO FIND ART & CRAFT
Maisie & Mac, Art & Contemporary Craft Cupar
Gallery and award winning shop in the centre of Cupar showcasing a fantastic range of work from UK artists and designer-makers complemented by ethically sourced pieces from elsewhere. Paintings, prints, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, glass, slate and wood plus quirky gifts and homeware.
Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm. (Gallery reopening in November '21, shop open as usual).
St Catherine St, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4LS.
Tel: 01334 656 523.
Mirrey Fine Art Cupar
Mirrey Fine Art is an artist run gallery for artists. Hosting many local artists and makers, Mirrey Fine Art has a selection for all budgets including many affordable prints. Limited editions, original artworks and sculptures can also be seen and viewed at the gallery. Alongside the gallery there are creative workshop classes and also tutor supervised groups. We also offer framing and have a selection of pre made frames to fit all artwork available in store, meaning it is ready for your wall as soon as it arrives home.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm
19 St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 9LS.
Lomond Art Cupar
Lomond Art is a family run business based in the historic market town of Cupar in North East Fife, Scotland. We provide art supplies, art prints, bespoke framing and gifts. We also offer supported space for small exhibitions, groups and meetings. Our premises overlook the Lomond Hills in beautiful surroundings along the banks of the River Eden. Private car parking available. Sennelier and da Vinci stockist. Supporting Scottish Society of Artists and Fine Art Trade Guild member.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm.
Gallery: Cow Brae, Cupar (on the bank of the River Eden).
Mailing: 44 South Road, Cupar, Fife KY15 5JF.
Tel: 01334 652 427 or 07445799885
Sun Gallery Newburgh
Art Gallery and Picture Framing. Under new ownership. Re–opened by Foursticks Framing for 2020. Sun Gallery promotes local artists and makers from Fife & beyond. Showcasing a great range of original paintings, prints, sculpture, gifts & more. New for 2020! In-house picture-framing service by Foursticks Framing, formerly of Auchtermuchty.
Sun Gallery will be open specially for the whole weekend: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October, to give support to Open Studios North Fife 2021. Yet another incentive to get out and about.
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00-16:00.
154 High Street, Newburgh, KY14 6DZ.
Tel: 01337 842323.
Tatha Gallery Newport-on-Tay
Tatha Gallery in Newport specialises in art that we are passionate about which includes some of the best twentieth century and contemporary British art. Emerging talent mixed with time-honoured, established artists makes a recipe for interest, excitement and excellence. We have a refreshingly simple ethos of making art accessible. We aim to reflect our enthusiasm and love for fine art and to convey and share our dream so that others may also experience it. We look forward to meeting you in the gallery.
Open: Wednesday to Saturday, 10.30am-4pm
1 High Street, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, DD6 8AB.
Tel: 01382 690800.
Printspace Dundee Gallery Newport-on-Tay
Gallery featuring printmaking and photography by the proprietors and artists local to Dundee and North East Fife - most produce their work at DCA Print Studio. We always have a good range of framed and unframed works starting at affordable prices, as well as Scottish jewellery, gifts and cards with an emphasis on design.The gallery is very informal and is over 3 spaces. Dogs welcome. Online sales also through our website.
Open: Saturdays 11am-4pm plus many additional days – please check website or social media for updates.
13 High Street, Newport on Tay DD6 8AB.
iArt Supplies.co.uk. Trinity Arts Dundee
Based on Perth Road, 200/300 metres west of the DJCAD art college in Dundee, iartsupplies is a family run art supply shop, stocking high quality paints, brushes, pens, canvases, paper and all sorts of bits and bobs for your creative needs. Every 8-10 weeks we run paint workshops and we sell our entire range online as well.
Open: Monday – Saturday 10am-4.30pm, Thursdays Close 5.30pm.
59 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HY.
Tel: 01382 225 291.
Pittenweem Arts Festival 2020 Pittenweem
The festival line-up of over 100 visual artists draws creative talent from far and wide. From international names to new and upcoming artists around Britain, an exciting diversity of art and artisans is collected together in Pittenweem's coastal setting. The festival runs for 8 days, the stewarded parking is easy, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Stroll around the venues, meet the artists- many give free Talks- and even book a workshop or evening event. The Festival Marquee and local cafes and bars offer a variety of refreshments.
Open: Daily 10am-5pm August 1st-8th, 2020.
Pittemweem Arts Festival, 47 High Street, Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2PG.
Tel: 01333 313 109.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Forgan Arts Centre Newport-on-Tay
Courses & workshops for all ages, abilities & art forms. OPEN DAY – Friday 8th & Saturday 9th May, 11am-4pm. FREE! Tea & Coffee stop! Saturday - an exhibition of work produced at Forgan, Meet your makers & Raku fire your own pot! Chat to tutors & students; Demonstrations & Mini workshops. See website for details.
Open: Monday to Saturday for classes (selected times, see online brochure);
Open Day 8th & 9th May 11.00am-4.00pm.
Cupar Road, Newport-on-Tay, DD6 8RA. By the Forgan roundabout.
Tel. No: 01382 542062.
Off the Rails Arthouse Ladybank
Off the Rails Arthouse is a creative place to gather and learn, at Ladybank Station in North East Fife. We offer a broad programme of classes, workshops, summer schools, exhibitions, poetry readings, live performances and other arts-related events. Please visit our website to view our current activities. You are very welcome to take part.
Open: When activities are on – variable from week to week.
Station House Upper, Ladybank Station, Fife KY15 7JT.
Tel: 07929 393 642.
Facebook: Off the Rails Arthouse
Falkland Felts Falkland
Felt-making tuition with Kirsty Tudor. Kirsty offers felt making tuition in her purpose-built workshop throughout the year in the beautiful village of Falkland. Beginners levels and follow-on classes. Private tuition also available for adults and children.
Lomondside Cottage, Falkland, Fife KY15 7BD.
Tel: 07787 871 036.
East Nook Studio St Andrews
Workshops in Silver Jewellery making, Ceramics and Crafts, set in a bright, open and friendly studio in the heart of St Andrews town Centre. Services are open to all ages, abilities & groups. Private, public and bespoke classes held throughout the year. Studio, teaching and exhibition space also available to hire. OPEN DAY – Friday 8th & Sunday 10th May, 11am – 4pm. Tea, Coffee, exhibition of work & demonstrations. Come and say hello and see what we do... and what we can do for you!
Open: General Opening times vary with classes.
Open Day 8th & 10th May 11am-4pm.
East Nook Studio, The Malt Barn, South Street (behind Con Panna Café), St Andrews, KY16 9EF.
Hayley Mills Art Monimail
Friendly and inspiring workshops in a picturesque rural setting in the heart of North East Fife. Excellent feedback from the folks that have attended before & who continue to come back. Great range of workshops which are mixed level. Why not contact me for the 2020 programme or visit my website for details www.hayleymillsart. com Bespoke workshops for groups also welcome.
Open: By appointment all year round.
The Studio, Monimail, Cupar, Fife, KY15 7RJ.
Tel: 0774 6571 560.
Facebook & Instagram @hayleymillsart.
Log Cabins Scotland Bespoke Log Cabins Supplied From Foundation to Finish Across Scotland
Log Cabins Scotland (LCS) is a family owned and run business. LCS have been specialising in the supply and fit of high quality solid log constructed buildings for the past 16 years. Our custom built log cabins are designed and constructed to withstand the Scottish weather, making us probably the most experienced supplier of bespoke log cabins with this level of service available anywhere in Scotland. Exhibitors Derek Robertson and Roderick Gauld and many artists and crafters Scotland wide use LCS cabins as their studios. Open OS weekend if anyone wants to talk about a studio.
Open: by appointment only, call or email prior to visiting please
Sundial Walk, Lathrisk, Freuchie, Fife KY15 7HX.
Cunningham Grant Chartered Accountants Cupar, Markinch
supports Open Studios North Fife by providing a complimentary accountancy service.
The Granary Business Centre, Coal Road, Cupar, Fife KY15 5YQ.
And also at 6 High St, Markinch, Fife, KY7 6DQ.
Tel: 01334 657766