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Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival is held every August across the city. Dedicated to the visual arts, it’s the largest annual festival of its kind in the UK. Founded in 2004, the festival celebrates Edinburgh’s many art galleries, museums, venues and spaces. Every summer, it presents a wide programme of exhibitions and events, from emerging and established artists in Edinburgh and worldwide. The art festival takes place at the same time as several other festivals in Edinburgh, including the International Festival, Festival Fringe, Book Festival and more. Together, they create the vibrant atmosphere that makes Edinburgh such a special place to be over the summer months.