For more info on AOH, contact: [email protected]
The Artists Open Houses (AOH) has two festivals each year: one during the city’s May festival season, the other in the lead up to Christmas.
Registration for the 2018 AOH Christmas Festival will open online on 22nd August and closes in early October. The Christmas festival will run for three weekends from mid November – early December.
Registration for the 2019 AOH May Festival will open online on 10 December. The May festival runs for four weekends in May.
Anyone living in the 01273 telephone area may take part as a venue in the Artists Open Houses festival.
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: http://artists-seeking-houses.aoh.org.uk/
Over four weekends in May, artists opened their doors offering work from over 1,200 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.
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, school and college student artists.
For more info contact: [email protected]
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