— An arts festival featuring street art, performances and other creative activities was held on Aug. 20, 2017, in the heart of Edinburgh’s capital city.
The Edinburgh Festival of Contemporary Art is one of the oldest and most well-respected contemporary art festivals in the country, and it draws audiences in a number of countries.
It also has an international reputation, with the art being showcased at the United Nations, in London and in Paris.
“It’s a very important event,” said Artistic Director and CEO of the Edinburgh Festival, Robyn McIlroy.
“It’s not just for people in Edinburgh, but for all of Scotland.”
McIlroy said the festival attracted about 20,000 people and was the largest outdoor art event in the United Kingdom, attracting more than 200 artists to the city, including artists from around the world.
McIlry said the event was held in the city’s famous Park Street and that artists were able to bring their skills to Edinburgh’s main streets to bring a unique perspective to the show.
McIloy said that there was a special connection to the event because it was the first time in Scotland that the arts festival was held outdoors.
She said the artistic community was able to create a platform for artists to showcase their work, which includes some of the most famous street art in the world, including works by some of Scotland’s most celebrated artists.
In addition to artists, there were also artisans from around Scotland, such as furniture makers, potters, carpenters and a host of other craftsmen.
The Edinburgh Arts Festival of the Year is awarded annually by the Scottish Government for outstanding performances and works of art.
The festival is held every year at the Royal College of Art in Edinburgh and is open to the public.
Artists can submit their works for consideration for the award.
McRynkson said the artist community in Edinburgh was extremely excited to have this year’s event.
“It was a really great opportunity to get out and have a go at street art,” she said.
While McIlry is excited to see the event in Edinburgh again, she said it was important to remember that the festival was still in its infancy.
“I’m very pleased to say that we’re very well established and well connected with our community and people are coming out and attending.
We’re still learning,” she explained.
For more information on the Edinburgh Arts festival, go to http://www.elizabethtownartfestival.org/events/emerald-arts-festival-2017.html or call 01869 483 996.