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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.

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

Borde Hill purple flowers infront of building

Spring/Summer

Borde Hill Garden’s blog and at home gardening tips

Borde Hill Garden have created a blog with a collection of v...
Weald and Downland buildings and surrounding gardens

Spring/Summer

Historical fiction short story competition

This is an exciting time to put pen to paper with Weald and ...
Celebrations at the Arundel Festival in West Sussex

22 - 31 August 2020

Arundel Festival

Running from 22-31st August in the beautiful medieval town o...
Graphical image of Chichester Festival Theatre Music and Movies Weekend

28 - 30 August 2020

Music and movies weekend

Chichester Festival Theatre presents a day of outdoor perfor...
Heritage open days

11 - 20 September 2020

Heritage Open Days

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organi...
Bluebells and trees at Standen House and Gardens, National Trust

17 September 2020

Forest bathing at Standen

Reconnect with nature and unwind from the stresses of everyd...
Christmas Market Weald and Downland

20 - 22 November 2020

Christmas Market

Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Muse...

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