Brighton & Hove Artists’ Open Houses announce Winter Festival

July 17, 2020

Brighton & Hove’s Artists’ Open Houses (AOH) Festival has announced a new extended Winter Festival will take place over weekends from November 21 till December 13, 2020.

Artist registration for the four-week festival will open on Tuesday, July 21, closing on Friday, August 28, and it will amalgamate the annual Christmas Festival in addition to showing work from many artists and makers who were scheduled to exhibit at the May 2020 festival, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Alongside the main AOH Festival will be a new Virtual Open Houses strand, which will include virtual tours of artists’ houses and studios and online galleries. The Virtual Open Houses strand will continue online from November until March.

Judy Stevens, Festival Director, said: ‘We are delighted to be announcing a new four-week Winter AOH Festival after the necessity of cancelling the May Festival this year. 

‘Many AOH artists have found the lockdown period very fruitful, allowing time to explore new ideas and ways of working – many have produced really exciting and inspiring new work.’

Information on the festival and registration can be found by visiting this website or by emailing