Xmas Open Houses 25/26 Nov & 2/3, 9/10 Dec. Registration for May Open Houses starts in December!

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Pick up an Artists Open Houses Christmas brochure at Brighton and Hove library and museum, Brighton train station, bars and cafes around town and at all Open House venues from the start of the festival.

The Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival is a great way to take the strain out of Christmas shopping. Spreading to the furthest reaches of Brighton and Hove and out to the South Downs village of Ditchling, a visit to the Artists Open Houses is the perfect way to kick off the festive season.

Throughout the city, artists open up their homes and studios welcoming you inside. The wealth of established and professional artists and makers, as well as new and emerging artists, offers the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique and original Christmas gift for friends, family – or for yourself! This year brings work from some of the country’s top makers in the fields of ceramics, jewellery, print-making and home-wares, as well as handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree decorations and homemade foodie gifts.

Christmas Artists Open Houses create a special atmosphere, where you can chat to the artists whilst viewing an amazing selection of individual, unique arts and crafts. Take a break from the High Street and shop in warmth and comfort, with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie, beside a blazing hearth!

Register for the AOH May Festival

Registration for the Artists Open Houses May Festival opens on 11 December 2017 and closes on 5th February 2018.

The festival runs weekends 5th-27th May 2018.

Dates and Rates for the May 2018 AOH Festival

For more info contact: [email protected]




Artists Seeking Houses / Find Guest Artists

Artists – are you 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.


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