The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art


The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, showcasing the best contemporary art in the context of some of the most important artists and movements of modern and historical periods.

There are art festivals the world over, but our festival is unique in offering the opportunity to experience the very best contemporary work in the context of major solo presentations and historic surveys.
Founded to provide a platform for leading and emerging Scottish and international visual artists at the heart of Edinburgh’s summer festivals, over the course of ten years, we have grown to become the UK’s largest
annual festival dedicated to visual art.
Our 2013 programme features no less than 50 exhibitions in over 30 venues across the city; an ambitious commissioning programme that takes contemporary art beyond the gallery; and daily events offering fresh
ways of thinking about and engaging with the work on show.

Edinburgh Art Festival runs 1 August to 1 September. For more information and to download festival guides and maps please visit

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