Registration for the 2018 Christmas Artists Open Houses (AOH) Festival is now closed.

Registration for the 2019 May AOH Festival will open online on 10 December.

For more info on AOH, contact: [email protected]

The 2018 Christmas AOH Festival opens on Saturday 24th November and runs for three weekends:
24th & 25th Nov, 1st & 2nd Dec, 8th & 9th Dec – throughout Brighton & Hove and beyond.

Artists Open Houses (AOH) have two festivals each year: one during Brighton & Hove’s May festival season, the other in the lead up to Christmas.

Anyone living in the 01273 telephone area may take part as a venue in the Artists Open Houses festivals.

Those living outside the area may also take part as a guest artist exhibiting their work in some one else’s Open House. You may like to sign up to Artist Seeking Houses so that host venues can see your work and invite you to exhibit with them:

Over four weekends in May, artists open their doors offering work from over 1,000 artists, exhibiting in more than 180 venues across the city of Brighton, Hove and beyond. The Open Houses are grouped in local trails, each with their own unique character, from the fishermen’s houses of Hanover, Regency houses of Brunswick, to the urban warehouse spaces of the North Laine and cottages of the South Downs village of Ditchling. Some artists open their studios,  local institutions and galleries also take part.

Visiting Open Houses offers the chance to meet the artists and to buy work directly from them. The hugely diverse range of artwork on show includes original paintings, prints, graffiti arts, ceramics and textiles, as well as photography, sculpture, crafts, jewellery and many other media.

The Artists Open Houses is an inclusive open-to-all event, welcoming participation from all areas of the community, including community groups, marginalised artists, school and college students; young and old, artists at all stages of their careers.

Sponsor and Advertise with us!

Would you like to promote your business? Find out about our advertising rates or how to be a sponsor of the Artists Open Houses festival.

For more info contact: [email protected]


Artists Seeking Houses

Artists – are you an artist looking to exhibit your work in an Open House venue? Upload your details to be added to our online artist directory

Open Houses – use our  online artist directory to find Guest Artists to exhibit in your Open House


Registration for AOH Christmas Festival

Registration for the Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival is now closed.
For more info contact: [email protected]



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