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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17 November 2022 - 31st December 2023


Brighten up the winter evenings with a seasonal lights spect...
Leonardslee Illuminated

24 November - 21 December 2023

Leonardslee illuminated

Enjoy the Christmas illuminations and trails through the woo...

April - December 2023

Chichester Festival

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

29 November & 1 - 2 December 2023

Hedgerow Wreath Making

Wonderfully Wild Wreaths 29 Nov, 1 & 2 Dec Foraged fro...

30 November & 1 December 2023

Festive Wreath Workshop

Choice of three separate sessions over two days: Thursday 30...
Christmas Market

2 & 3 December 2023

Petworth’s Christmas Makers Market

Explore this makers market to discover artisan gifts perfect...

December 2023

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Explore your Christmas creativity by learning how to design ...

2 & 3 December 2023

Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show at Midhurst Rother College

Visit the Sussex Guild Show at Midhurst Rother College. Meet...

2 December 2023

Shoreham Christmas Makers Fair

Shoreham Christmas Makers Fair Join Paper Daisy Events as...

2 December 2023

Shoreham’s Christmas Makers Fair

Join Paper Daisy Events as they return to Shoreham for their...

3 December 2023

The Beach Xmas Markets

This year we are heading to 'The Beach' for Christmas! Yes ...
Worthing Pier at low tide


Worthing events in 2023

Worthing is buzzing throughout the year. From theatre shows,...

6 January 2024

Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts open day

PQA Haywards Heath provides outstanding performing arts tuit...

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

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