2nd Weekend!

The winds of storm Clodagh may have blown wildly this weekend, but it didn’t keep Christmas Artists Open House explorers getting out and discovering
more great art and craft this weekend.  @handmadebyhippo reported on twitter that Salon Des Sources in Seven Dials had queues outside before opening as did Studio Loo (no 5) in Hove.  Great Stuff!

Claire Potter design @ClairePotter Nov 28

Wow – what a storming start to our third day of @artistshouses! Queues outside at 10.30! #Brighton #design

Claire Davies @handmadebyhippo Nov 29

They’re queuing to get into @SalonDesSources today! @artistshouses@7DialsArt

Highlights from the second weekend include the two Mews:  the opening of Albert Mews Studio (no 9) off Second Avenue in Hove and Mews Art Studio on Chapel Mews.  Both were abuzz with visitors and were warm retreats from the blustery weather. Some stand out gift ideas at each with great ceramics by Goscia,,and and accessories being in strong ….I’m still thinking about the snowflake tights by Hose.

Delightful decorations by Andrea Preston at Mews Art Studio (right) Mews Fairies

AlMews shirtsChhipa shirts at Albert Mews Studio (left)

Other openings were at Whichelo Place (no 26) and at Lunamoon and Friends (no 28). Whichelo Place has got some amazing ceramics for sale that are from her old stock at the back of the house, all for £5. Plus her son Zack is an amazing sales person!! He is selling some made by himself for Rocking Horse Charity.

Off Waterloo Street is the Christmas Boutique at Cross Street Arts (no 18). This cozy, colourful space is full of textiles and some great prints and jewellery. It’s hard to leave empty handed.

Giving art for Christmas is never a bad idea and there is a lot to choose from.  Check out Kellie Miller Fine Art (no 22) in the centre of town, Cameron Contemporary Art (no 11) in Hove or Marlborough Street Artists (no 21.)  It’s worth popping into the Oriental Boutique Hotel (no 20) just to check out the lounge, where some great Brighton inspired prints by are available.  And Francesca Grace McLeod (no 19) has some stunning works on aluminium in a beautiful setting.

CrossSt textile2

Samantha Stas textiles at Cross Street Christmas Boutique (left)Oriental print                                                 

Screen Print by Scarlett Rebecca at The Oriental Hotel Lounge (right)


Others to visit for great gift ideas are 42 Windmill Street (no25), Studio Loo (no 50 and 9A Hove Place (no 8).

Pick up the brochure around town for more details.  Two weekends to go!

Post by Anne-Marie Olczak