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

July - November 2019

Morris & Co. inspired by nature

This summer a new exhibition at Standen House and Garden tel...

July - 13 October 2019

Pallant House Gallery’s summer exhibition

Pallant House Gallery's summer season of exhibitions, includ...

16 July - 6 November 2019

Ardingly Antiques fair

With its convenient links to the capital, the Ardingly Inter...
Heritage open days

13 - 22 September 2019

Heritage open days

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organi...

18 and 28 September, 16 October 2019

Meet the curator: Morris & Co. inspired by nature

Discover the story behind the Morris & Co. inspired by n...

19 September & 24 October 2019

Morris archives unwrapped

During the Morris & Co. exhibition, there will be a rare...

30 September and 15 October

Specialist tours: Morris & Co. at Standen

Join one of Standen's specialist tours to learn more about t...
World-famous slindon pumpkin display

1 October - 15 (tbc) November 2019

World-Famous Slindon Pumpkin Display

The famous Slindon Pumpkin display is installed each Autumn ...

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