Artists Open Houses

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Artists Open Houses (AOH) provide an opportunity to buy unique work directly from the artist or maker.

There are now two Open House festivals during the year, Summer (May) and Christmas (November/December). More than 1,000 artists exhibit their work at over 200 venues, spread across the city of Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. This is the biggest event of its kind in the country and has been running since Ned Hoskins first opened his house to the public in 1982.

An Artists Open House is usually a home, which is opened to the public to show artwork. There are also a number of workshops and studios and a few small galleries and other art spaces that open. Some houses open one room, while others display work throughout the whole house. Many have artwork in the garden as well.

The Artists Open Houses are within the East Sussex 01273 telephone area, extending from Brighton and Hove to Lewes, Ditchling and Newhaven. The houses are mainly grouped together into Trails. All venues are listed in the AOH brochure and on-line.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Admission charges


Artists Open Houses
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex



All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.