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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.

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Local guides

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Upcoming events

Close up shot of guitarist and singer on stage performing

23 Oct - 7 Nov 2020

Live from your bedroom

Holiday Inn London Gatwick Worth are hosting an exciting cal...
Chichester Festival Theatre showing of 'Crave', two actors falling in fog

26 October - 7 November 2020


In a damaged world, four characters search for the light. Sa...
Owl sculpture pictured against white backdrop

30 Oct - 12 Dec 2020

Moncrieff-Bray Gallery autumn exhibition

The Moncrieff-Bray Gallery presents its autumn exhibition, w...
Sussex Together Festival of the Arts poster

3 - 17 November 2020

#SussexTogether festival

Chichester Cathedral and Sussex Newspapers are hosting a Sus...
Kate Royal pictured for a show at Chichester Festival Theatre

11 November 2020

I’ll Tell You How The Sun Rose: A Song for Each Hour of the Day

Chichester Festival Theatre present I’ll Tell You How The ...
Christmas Market Weald and Downland

20 - 22 November 2020

Christmas Market

Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Muse...
Glow Wild promotional image showing the enchanting winter lantern trail at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic gardens

November - December 2020

Glow Wild 2020

Don’t miss Glow Wild, the enchanting winter lantern trail ...
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27 - 29 Nov 2020

Winter craft and gift fair

Get ready for Christmas and join Leonardslee Lakes & Gar...

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