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

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Upcoming events


Borde Hill Garden’s blog and at home gardening tips

Borde Hill Garden have created a blog with a collection of v...


Historical fiction short story competition

This is an exciting time to put pen to paper with Weald and ...


The great British art quiz

Pallant House Gallery have partnered with The Guardian in co...

20 May, 16 June, 8 July & 17 September 2020

Forest bathing at Standen

Reconnect with nature and unwind from the stresses of everyd...
Steyning Arts Trail

23 - 31 May 2020

Steyning Arts Trail

Explore this showcase of local talent through the Steyning A...
Kew Science Festival at Wakehurst

23 - 24 May 2020

Kew Science Festival at Wakehurst

Science comes alive at Wakehurst with a wild weekend of work...

28 - 30 May 2020

Festival of Flowers

Chichester Cathedral's annual Festival of Flowers is a three...

3 June 2020

Paper flower workshop at Standen

Spotted the beautiful Morris & Co. paper flowers at Stan...

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.

Petworth Park Antiques Fair
Local artists and events in Sussex