Artists Open Houses
4-26 May 2019

This May sees over 1,500 artists and makers exhibiting their work in artists’ homes and studios – providing a snapshot into the world of the city’s artists.

See what’s on
(AOH printed brochure amends)
The Artist Open Houses offer festival–goers the chance to meet the artists and to view locally made, seriously good arts and crafts. The festival is also an inclusive, community event, embracing artists of all ages, at all stages of their careers, including recent graduates and school and college students. AOH welcomes artists from all areas of the community, especially those who may otherwise be excluded from the mainstream art world and who may have experienced periods of homelessness, are in recovery, have learning disabilities or metal health issues.

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

Plan your visit around the 14 individual trails listed in the AOH brochure, or take your pick from the wealth of venues on offer. The Open Houses stretch from Portslade to Kemptown and out to Rottingdean, Newhaven and the South Downs village of Ditchling.
Entry to the houses is free and many Open Houses also offer the opportunity to get involved, providing workshops and events for both adults and children. With homemade tea and cake on offer too, the Artists Open Houses are a very special weekend treat.

Best Open House

Voting is now closed.

The winner will be announced at the AOH Awards Night on 3rd June.
Sponsored by The Latest
Last year’s winner was Encounters in the West Hove trail.

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AOH 2020 Brochure Cover Competition

Are you an artist exhibiting in the 2019 AOH Festival? Here is your opportunity to become Brochure Cover artist for 2020!

Enter competion

The AOH Brochure Competition is sponsored by Lawrences Art Supplies

While you’re here:
Enter the  Sol Design Collective Award


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