Residents in Buckhaven and the surrounding towns are being encouraged to get involved with an up and coming art event.
The volunteer project team at the Buckhaven Beehive, situated in the former Free Gardeners Hall, has organised the ‘Fall for the Arts’ event, taking place next month.
Building on the huge successes of the past year, which include securing Creative Scotland funding for art projects in the area, the volunteers are working towards presenting this new exhibition of artwork that is ‘in the community, for the community and by the community’.
The exhibition, which runs from September 6-8, will bring together nearly 30 artists from across Fife, to provide a platform for the often unseen and unheard creative voices in the community.
The event, which organisers are hoping will become an annual spectacular, begins with a preview for the artists and their invited guests on the Friday evening, before opening the exhibition up to the public for the whole weekend.
Those visiting will not only have the opportunity to view and buy the art on display, but to talk with the many artists exhibiting, as well as take part in some free professionally-led taster workshops.
Committee member Blair Denwette says the event isn’t just for ‘art lovers’ and wants everyone to get involved.
“The Beehive, in recognising people’s worth in terms of who they are, as opposed to what they do in economic terms, hopes working with people towards their empowerment, through creativity and dialogue, can help and inspire others to create a fairer and equal society.”
‘Fall for the Arts’ is open to the public from 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday.
The Beehive is also hosting a craft fair on Sunday, September 1, where families can try their hand at crafts and browse a number of stalls.