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

World-famous slindon pumpkin display

1 October - Late November 2019

World-famous Slindon pumpkin display

The famous Slindon Pumpkin display is installed each Autumn ...
Christmas Market Weald and Downland

22 - 24 November 2019

Christmas market

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

23 November - 5 January

A Beale family Christmas

Become a guest of the Beales, experience a traditional 1930s...

26 November - 8 December 2019

Brian Tew at Colonnade House

Visit Colonnade House for exhibitions from various artists i...

26 November - 8 December 2019

John Evans & Janet Branscombe at Colonnade House

After their much acclaimed 2017 show at Colonnade House, the...

26 November 2019

Cowdray’s Christmas calligraphy workshop

During this workshop, create a Christmas card and gift wrap ...

27 November - 12 December 2019

Christmas wreath making workshop & lunch

After last year's success, Artisan Bakehouse are teaming up ...

5 December 2019

Cowdray Christmas table decoration workshop

Create beautiful festive table decorations using sustainable...

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