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The Art Festival is an annual visual arts festival that this year will run from July 29-September 5th. It was established in 2004 and receives public funding from the Scottish Arts Council; it works in partnership with the city's artists, galleries, museums and visual art spaces to present the best, exciting and most intriguing in modern and contemporary visual art (information obtained from festival website).
This year (2010), view masterpieces by Martin Creed, one of Scotland's most highly regarded and popular artists; Richard Wright, whose work is featured in Edinburgh's Dean Gallery; and Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth, whose new work, Staged
will be installed in the City Observatory at the top of Calton Hill. Staged
is a multi-channel video installation combining live video with pre-recorded footage. It will function as a digital camera obscura, transforming Edinburgh into a mise-en-scène and the visitors, tourists and locals into players. Staged
will be open to the public from July 30-August 15th.