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 and craft workshops, there’s something to do no matter what your taste. View upcoming events below.

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East Grinstead’s Farmer’s Market

East Grinstead’s Farmer’s Market is held every Thursday ...
Haywards Heath Craft & Gift Fair Poster

Apr - Nov 2023

Haywards Heath Craft and Gift Fair

Find something unique at this event which has over 20 stalls...

23 April & 2 July 2023

Plant Fairs

Discover a wide range of locally grown, garden-worthy, and o...

April - December 2023

Chichester Festival

It's here! Another Festival Season has arrived. And this yea...

May - Oct 2023

The Dukes of Richmond and The Coronation Exhibition

Coronation year means Goodwood House is playing host to an e...
Worthing Pier at low tide


Worthing events in 2023

Worthing is buzzing throughout the year. From theatre shows,...
Young girl holding bow and arrow at a fun fair

9 - 11 June 2023

South of England Show

The annual South of England Show is back this June for its 5...

10 - 18 Jun 2023

Horsham Art Trail 2023

The Horsham Art Trail will once again see artists and makers...
A beach bbq on Worthing beach overlooking the pier

10 - 18 June 2023

Worthing Festival

Worthing Festival is an exciting celebration of arts and cul...

11 June 2023

Nature and Close-up / Macro Photography Workshop

This all-day workshop provides an introduction to the key pr...

14 June 2023

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Join the HandleBards at Fishbourne Roman Palace for a hilari...

17 June 2023

Rose Alchemy – Aromatherapy Workshop

Capture the magic of roses by infusing, mixing and making ro...

22 June 2023

Beginners Natural Dye Workshop

Explore the breadth and variation of colour that can be extr...

24 - 25 June 2023

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Thirty-four members of the Sussex Guild will be showing thei...
Chichester high street

June - July 2023

Chichester Art Society Summer Exhibition

The Society’s annual exhibition of original and contempora...

8 July 2023

Flower Crown Workshop

Get festival ready by creating your own boho inspired flower...

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
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