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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Oct 2023 - 2 June 2024

Exhibition: Rebuilding Arundel Castle at Arundel Museum

Towards the end of the 19th century, Henry, the 15th Duke of...

18 May - 7 June 2024

Alice Macdonald and Jessica Jane Charleston at Weald Contemporary

Alice Macdonald and Jessica Jane Charleston have been drawin...

1 June 2024

Nature and Close-up / Macro Photography Workshop

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

6 - 16 June 2024

Spirit of Place textile exhibition

Abstract textile exhibition curated by established group, Cu...

8 - 23 June 2024

Worthing Festival

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

11 - 23 June 2024

Chichester Art Society Summer Exhibition

An exhibition of original and contemporary art by local arti...

14 June 2024

Shirley Knot the Siren at Chichester Fringe

Join us for a comedy musical cabaret about a siren on the ro...

15 June - 5 July 2024

John Harmer ‘Terrain’ Exhibition at The Mill Studio

Sussex boasts a distinct and captivating sense of place. The...

16 June 2024

Sussex Day at Parham House & Gardens

We are delighted to be hosting another “Sussex Day” at P...
Cat sitting in a window next to a writing desk

20 - 23 June 2024

Under one roof home interior fair

An exciting chance to go to a home interior’s fair with sp...

21 June 2024

Do Mention the War! University of Chichester library

Three best-selling historical-fiction authors, Suzanne Goldr...
Horsham Arts Trail

22, 23, 29, 30 June 2024

Horsham Art Trail 2024

The Horsham Art Trail will once again see artists and makers...

22 - 23 June 2024

Borde Hill Garden Festival, West Sussex

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, 10am-5pm. Celebrate l...
Findon Place gardens lavender

28 July 2024

Open Gardens at Findon Place

Join Guild Care, Worthing's leading social care charity, to ...

10 July & 5 September 2024

Parham House Garden Tour

Throughout the open season, Parham will run a variety of spe...

8, 19 & 20 July 2024

Wanderwild at Wakehurst

Wanderwild is Wakehurst's new, immersive summer event - blen...

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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