The Christmas Artists Open Houses create a special atmosphere, where you can chat to artists and makers in their homes and studios, whilst viewing a spectacular selection of individual, unique arts and crafts.
The festival is also a community event and includes artists with learning disabilities, artists who have experienced periods of homelessness and a group representing creative ageing activities, alongside established, professional artists and makers, as well as young and emerging artists. There are craft-learning workshops and activities for children such as puppet shows and story telling, alongside artworks ranging from ceramics, jewellery, print-making, photography and home-wares, to handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree decorations and homemade foodie gifts.
This Christmas you can visit artists from Poland, Scandinavia, Spain and Germany to sample European artwork and delicious regional treats. The Artists Open Houses Christmas festival offers the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique and original Christmas gift for friends, family (or for yourself!) and is a great way to kick off the festive season.
Throughout Brighton & Hove and beyond, artists are opening their doors to welcome you inside – so why not take a break from the High Street to shop in warmth and comfort, with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, beside a blazing hearth!
Pick up a brochure at Brighton and Hove stations, museums and libraries – and at all Open Houses venues during festival weekends.
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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