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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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Upcoming events

Pottery, welding and painting short courses photo collage

October 2020 - April 2021

Short courses at West Dean – online

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has launched 300+...
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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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10 July 2021

Worthing Pride

Worthing Pride has confirmed its annual LGTBQI+ festival wil...
West Dean House and College exterior

30 July - 19 August 2021

West Dean College of Arts & Conservation summer school

The West Dean College of Arts and Conservation summer school...
A lit up tree at night at the Into the Wild festival

27 - 30 August 2021

Into the Wild summer festival 2021

 Into the Wild is hosting the UK's premier nature based fes...

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