Artists Open Houses to return this month

Graham Robson May 15, 2021

The Artists Open Houses festival, the largest event of its kind in the UK, will take place across Brighton, Hove and villages beyond over five weekends, starting on the Bank Holiday weekend of May 29 and running through to June 27. For full listings, CLICK HERE.

Free to visit, the Artists Open Houses festival will see over 1,000 artists and makers open the doors to their houses or studio spaces in more than 100 venues to exhibit and sell their artwork direct to the public.

The Artists Open Houses gives festival-goers an exclusive snapshot of how artists live and work. There is a hugely diverse selection of artworks on show, from original paintings, prints, ceramics and textiles to photography, sculpture, crafts, jewellery and more.

The houses are grouped into one of 14 trails around different areas of the city and beyond, each with its own unique character and atmosphere – from the beautiful Regency houses in Brunswick to the colourful fishermen’s houses of Hanover to the urban warehouse spaces of the North Laine and cottages of the South Downs village of Ditchling.

Judy Stevens, Festival Director, said: “In our new June slot, alongside Brighton Fringe, the Artists Open Houses will be a central part of the cultural recovery for our city. Following on from the May Brighton Festival, the AOH Festival will offer the first glimpse of brilliant new work from artists and makers emerging from the months of lockdown.”

For full listings,  CLICK HERE