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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.

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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

Male artist looking up at camera whilst surrounded by pottery

29 May - 31 October 2021

Standen House and Garden: the joy is in the making

At Standen House and Garden, discover installations created ...
Visitors taking photographs in the garden at Buckland Abbey, Devon.

4 June - 25 September 2021

Petworth Park: learning in the landscape

Enjoy yoga, photography and art courses at Petworth Park wit...
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12 June - 11 July 2021

Festival of Chichester 2021

Chichester are proud to present its exciting and diverse sum...
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26 - 27 June 2021

The Sussex Guild craft show at Borde Hill

Members of the Sussex Guild are delighted to be exhibiting ...
Calligraphy materials for weddings

2 July 2021

Wedding calligraphy workshop at Cowdray

The Modern Calligraphy Co.’s  full day wedding workshop a...

3 July 2021

Chantry Quire: There is sweet music

Join Chantry Quire on 3 July to celebrate the return to live...
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3 and 4, 10 and 11 July 2021

Horsham art trail 2021

Local artists and makers are getting together to create the ...
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9 - 12 July 2021

Summer of sound at Wakehurst

Join Wakehurst for its new summer programme Summer of Sound,...

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