Arts and exhibitions

The West Sussex landscape is said to have inspired artists such as J M W Turner, John Constable and William Blake, so it’s no surprise to see that a thriving art scene still remains. From renowned collections in stately homes to beach huts turned into artist’s studios and craft workshops, there’s something to do no matter what your taste. View upcoming events below.

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Short courses at West Dean

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has launched 300+...
Willow at Wakehurst

April - September 2022

Willow weaving workshop

Join Wakehurst Gardens to discover the secrets of the tradit...

Spring & Summer 2022

Mystery trails

Whistlestop Arts have created seven FREE outdoor mystery t...

May - September 2022

Pewter casting workshop

Design and make a pewter spoon by using cuttlefish to make a...
some children playing in a field

28 May - 5 June 2022

Half Term at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

There’s no better place to be over half-term than at Leona...

27 May - 5 June 2022

Steyning festival

A local festival bringing a fortnight of diverse, high quali...
Chichester pride

28 May 2022

Chichester Pride

This May, Chichester will debut the cities first annual ‘f...

28 May 2022

Elderflower sparkling wine workshop at Cowdray

At this workshop, George the estate forager will take you on...
Steyning Arts Logo

29 May - 5 June 2022

Steyning art trail

Steyning Art Trail invites visitors across Steyning, Ashurst...

June 2022

‘CONFIGURATION’ – an exhibition by Karin Hay White and Lesley Stepney

An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by two established ...
Rows of handmade chocolate truffles made at the Artisan Bakehouse

1 June 2022

Special ‘Queens Jubilee’ artisan chocolate making masterclasses

Come and learn the secrets of making delicious artisan choco...

2 - 5 June 2022

Big weekend – Queen’s Jubilee 2022

Four days of music and live events, children and family even...
An older lady and a child hugging in crowns

2 June 2022

Crown making workshop and Queen’s Jubilee tea party

Visit Steyning this Jubilee weekend to visit this multi gene...

2 - 12 Jun 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Exhibition

Join Arundel Museum to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty the...

3 June 2022

Carfax Jubilee street party

To celebrate the 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II this Su...
Tulips and spring flowers lining a gravel path at Standen House and Gardens

3 June - 10 October 2022

Standen House and Garden: flower power exhibition

Visit Standen House and Garden to celebrate 50 years of the ...

Inspirational art

Petworth House is home to one of the National Trusts’ most important art collections, including major works by Titian, Van Dyck and Turner.  Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery is known for its innovative exhibitions and displays of national, international and contemporary art.

So whether you’re a budding artist looking for inspiration or an art lover with a keen eye for new and traditional work, you’ll find something to admire in this culturally rich county.

Work from the Petworth Park Antiques Fair
Local artists and events in Sussex

Local guides

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