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, there’s something to see no matter what your taste.

Arts and exhibitions in West Sussex

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.

Upcoming events

January - November 2019

Ardingly Antiques fair

With its convenient links to the capital, the Ardingly Inter...

31 March 2019

Mother’s Day at West Dean Gardens

With Mother's Day on Sunday 31 March, West Dean Gardens are ...

25 April 2019

Shrubs for Seasonality – a Presentation Talk & Tour

Borde Hill Garden is hosting 'Shrubs for Seasonality' a Pres...
Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair

10 May - 12 May 2019

Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair

The famous National Trust property in the picturesque market...

31 May - 2 June 2019

West Dean arts and crafts festival

A weekend bursting with creativity! Get hands-on with drop-i...
Worthing Artists Houses

15 - 16 June, 22 - 23 June, 29 - 30 June 2019

Worthing art trail

Artists Open Houses promises to be an exciting event with ov...
Midhurst Camera Club Annual Exhibition

6 July 2019

Midhurst Camera Club exhibition

Come along and see photographs by the club's 40 plus members...

6 - 12 July 2019

West Dean’s visual arts summer show

The West Dean Visual Arts Summer Show 2019 will showcase ori...

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. The nearby CASS Sculpture Foundation is a breathtaking outdoor sculpture park where you can even try out your own artistic skills.

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.

Art and exhibitions in West Sussex
Local artists and events in Sussex