Art in the castle
Ayton Village (near Eyemouth)
Bank Holiday Weekend 2024
Sat-Mon August 24-26
10.30am - 4pm
We hope you can join us for our third Art in the Castle event at Ayton Castle near Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.
Our 2024 event takes place over three days, from Saturday August 24 till Monday 26th.
Art in the Castle at Ayton is a unique event, because we pop up inside the castle's fabulous public rooms amidst the owners' private contemporary art collection and furniture.
Visitors to previous events have commented not only on the amazing quality of the work on show, but also the wonderful, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. It's not your typical castle and not your typical art fair!
The Castle is still a private family home and rarely opens to the public, so this is a great opportunity to visit this amazing place, meet the artists who are mostly from North Northumberland and Scottish Borders and see art from a rarely seen private collection.
The grounds will be open and the castle's diesel engine called Lloyd running through the grounds for rides.
The castle's cafe will also serving gorgeous locally made bakes and refreshments.
Entry to the grounds, castle and exhibition is free.
Donations are welcome for the ongoing work on the castle's walled garden and to help re-plant trees across the estate lost in recent storms.
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS AND MAKERS
We're about to open applications for the 2024 event, so if you're an artist or maker and interested in taking part/finding out more
please email email@example.com .
Please attach a couple of images of your work or a link to it and tell us a bit about yourself, so we can send out more info and application form..
We have 20 spaces at the event.
We are looking for work that is entirely original/created entirely by the artist/maker. Original artwork can be accompanied by quality prints/cards.
The pitch fee is £150 for three days. There is no commission on sales. Work can be offered for sale, exhibition only or a mix of both.
We provide tables and other surfaces/furniture for exhibiting items, though artists must be able to bring their own easels to display their work.
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a little reminder of 2023's event and the artists/makers who joined us.