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.

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

June - July 2018

Nature up close – wildlife survey day

An exclusive opportunity to spend the day getting up close a...
Petworth Festival

17 July - 04 August 2018

Petworth Festival

The Petworth Festival exists to show off this beautiful part...
Kew Science Festival at Wakehurst

21 - 22 July 2018

Kew Science Festival at Wakehurst

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

24 July - 3 August 2018

Have a go at archaeology

Celebrate the national Festival of Archaeology and take part...
The Wonder Project at Wakehurst

26 - 29 July, 2 - 5 August 2018

The Wonder Project at Wakehurst

Explore this interactive art experience, exploring Wakehurst...
The Artists' Garden at Borde Hill Garden

1 August - 30 September 2018

The artist’s garden exhibition

The Garden inspires art in all its forms and this summer the...
Steam through the ages at Bluebell Railway

11 - 12 August 2018

Steam through the ages

Travel through 100 years of history in one day! This event w...

16 - 19 August 2018

Spirit of the Horse

Europe's largest and most spectacular equestrian show is com...

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