is a charitable body whose sole purpose is to promote and encourage the study, practice and knowledge of the Arts in Penicuik and surrounding district. We do this by mounting changing exhibitons in the cafe gallery and by organising regular concerts catering for all tastes. We aim to give a platform to local talent. We also bring the best talents to Penicuik to entertain and inspire local people at affordable prices. We encourage participation in the arts and the premises are used by several craft and art groups.
And we now give fair warning to all artists: the Annual Open Art Exhibition and Penicuik Turner Prize will take place from Saturday the 7th of September to Sunday the 15th September. Recent attempts to recruit volunteers to help with the organisation of events has been unsuccessful which means that this year we will be unable to host the full array of events normally associated with PENFEST. Insead we will concentrate on the Annual Art Exhibiton and some associated events in West Street Arts Centre itself.