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...
Worthing Pier at low tide


Events in Worthing

Worthing is buzzing throughout the year. Jump on the train, ...
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 ...

September - October 2022

Five week pottery courses

The Corner Pottery Workshop offers adult pottery courses for...

10 - 30 September 2022

Jon Peaty – a retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings and designs.

Jon Peaty was a Welsh born Artist who lived in Southwick, We...

September 2022

‘Pictures, Pictures, Pictures’ a solo exhibition by Malcolm Hardy

Featured Artist exhibition at Shoreham Gallery throughout Se...
Glow Wild promotional image showing the enchanting winter lantern trail at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic gardens

24 November 2022 - 1 January 2023

Glow Wild 2022

Don’t miss Glow Wild, the enchanting winter lantern trail ...

26 November 2022

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Chantry Quire performs Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, wi...

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

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