Artists Open Houses Winter Festival 2022 Press Release


26|27 November, 3|4 December, 10|11 December
Registration open 1 September – 1 October


Registration opens today for Brighton’s Artists Open Houses (AOH) 2022 Winter festival.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, AOH encourages new houses to join the established AOH portfolio. Everyone in the Brighton area is invited to create an exhibition and open their doors to the public. Any kind of art is acceptable, displayed in one room or the whole house. The focus of the winter festival is Christmas with open houses selling a whole range of artworks and handmade crafts as unique gifts. AOH has a track record of success both in terms of sales, and as a rewarding experience, often serving as a springboard for artists’ careers.

AOH is also commemorating a long history of education partnerships, and students and emerging artists are especially welcome this year. Many of its founders were working in the region’s art colleges when the movement began in the 1980s; they recognised the enormous benefits that working on projects alongside professional artists brings to art students. AOH is pleased to continue to provide this platform to support students and graduates following the disruption of the pandemic.

Advice for new participants is available online at where there is also a portfolio of artists to choose from, and many useful guides.

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Notes to Editors

Artists Open Houses
Artists Open Houses (AOH) helps artists connect with audiences in self-curated, non-traditional art spaces; which means usually (but not exclusively) artists’ own homes. To this end they co-ordinate and promote open house festivals, during May alongside the Brighton and Fringe Festivals, and a Winter festival in November/ December. Involvement in AOH festivals is open to anyone living within the 01273 landline telephone code area. The ethos is inclusive rather than selective, encouraging participation from artists and makers of all ages, at all stages of their careers and from all parts of the community, including school and college students and artists who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised from the art world mainstream.

Dates and Rates
Winter 2022 Festival weekends:
Artists Open Houses Winter 2022 Festival runs for three weekends:
November 26|27, December 3|4, December 10|11
(Houses may open for a selection of these dates)

Prices to join the festival start at £100 (for virtual) to £679 for a full brochure listing. Register now to take advantage of Early Bird discounts.

Registration link:
#AOH40 #AOH2022 #artistsopenhouses

AOH is proud to partner with ROSA Magazine, Hamptons International, Laurence Art Supplies and Gemini Print Group.

Press Contacts:
Jessica Wood and Holly Finch, Arts Media Contacts
[email protected] and [email protected]
Tel: 07939 226988