The UK's largest annual celebration of visual art, attracting over 250,000 visitors each year, Edinburgh Art Festival brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events.
What makes it special?
The vast majority of the festival is free to attend, and includes exhibitions, performances, screenings, artist talks and guided tours.
2015's festival included over 40 exhibitions showcasing some of the best contemporary art alongside important artists and works from modern and historical periods, in the city's leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces.
Each year Edinburgh Art Festival commissions new work by leading and emerging Scottish artists, with a particular emphasis on artists who are developing work for non-gallery contexts.