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

Crafty Capers at Standen House

Weekends in July

Crafty Capers at Standen

Bring the whole family along to Standen this summer for a cr...

18 July, 15 August, 19 September, 24 October

Morris Archives Unwrapped: Volunteer Archive Group ‘Show and Tell’

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

Sat 10 Aug – Sun 25 Aug 2019

Summer craft printing inspired by Morris & Co.

Get crafty at Standen House this August and make your own ha...

1 July - 27 July 2019

The making of poetry exhibition

For their summer exhibition from June 2019, Zimmer Stewart G...

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...

3 July - 16 October 2019

Meet the curator: Morris & Co. inspired by nature

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

16 July - 6 November 2019

Ardingly Antiques fair

With its convenient links to the capital, the Ardingly Inter...

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