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The Adelaide Salon Presents…

The Adelaide Salon presents: Judy Stevens & Chris Lord Judy is a Brighton-based artist, printmaker, and illustrator. She and her partner, graphic designer Chris Lord, were instrumental in setting up Artists Open Houses (AOH) Ltd, to shape and promote the Artists Open Houses as an artist-led festival in its own right since 2004. Under their […]

AOH Artists Mid Street Lab – exhibition continues until 21st June

**Mid Street Lab (Kemptown) Shines with Debut Brighton Fringe Award** Brighton, UK – June 12, 2024 – Mid Street Lab, a vibrant creative hub since December, proudly wins the prestigious Brighton Fringe Exhibition Award with Artist Open House 2024. “Reflecting on the community’s support, we’re thrilled by this recognition as the exhibition essentially showcases local […]

You tell us about why you loved your favourite Open Houses

Winner of The Open House of the Year Award  –  The Dog Show Open House We asked visitors to the Artists Open Houses to tell us what they liked best about their favourite Open House: There was a friendly atmosphere where you can find dog related art from lots of artists. Dogs are welcome, lovely […]

Still time to visit Sussex Nightstop’s online affordable art auction!

  Didn’t get to visit all the houses you wanted to? View and buy selected pieces online. Although the Artists Open Houses festival is over for this May, AOH  fundraising partner Sussex Nightstop’s art auction continues, selling affordable art to raise money for their work with young people experiencing homelessness. Take a look at  sussexnightstop.org.uk/aoh2024 […]

AOH Awards 2024 – winners announced!

Gemini Print’s Mark Tulley with AOH artist Alfie White (Photo: William Ranieri) Gemini  Print  – Artist of the Year Award shortlist Tony Mills Cardinal Newman School,  Community, Kindness, and Resilience (fundraising for AOH partner, Sussex Nightstop) Dyke Road trail Bonnita Apperley Dyke Road trail Ruth Waters The Annex, Ditchling Trail  The winner is:  Tony Mills Cardinal […]

You tell us what you liked best in this year’s AOH festival!

Portland Place – Kemptown Trail  Visitors to this May’s AOH festival tell us what they liked best about this year’s Open Houses: I liked exploring Brighton and Hove, discovering new areas and seeing talented people and their work. A lovely way of connecting with the creative community, meeting new people and, on sunny days, those […]

AOH 2024 Awards shortlists announced!

  Gemini  Print  – Artist of the Year Award  Tony Mills Sussex Nightstop’s Community, Kindness & Resilience,  Cardinal Newman School,  Dyke Road trail Bonnita Apperley Dyke Road trail Ruth Waters The Annex, Ditchling Trail  Gemini  Print  – Photographer of the Year Award Lynette Slight  Sea Lanes, Kemptown Trail Emma Harris The Nature House, Fiveways Trail Nick […]

Open House of the Year – shortlist announced!

We’re delighted to announce this year’s Open House of the Year shortlist voted for by popular/visitor vote: Well Being Hub at Preston Park  – Beyond the Level trail  The Little Picture Palace – Seven Dials trail  Encounters – West Hove trail 2 Gloucester Road – Central trail  The Studio Gallery – West Hove trail The […]

Open Houses open this weekend only

Group – Chris Lewis – South Heighton Pottery These Open Houses are only open this weekend – don’t miss your chance to visit them: CARLA ARMOUR Flat 3, 30 Ventnor Villas, Hove, BN3 3DA On the Hove trail Out of the grid, into reality  – Carla Armour SOUTH HEIGHTON POTTERY South Heighton Pottery, Heighton Road, […]

Open Houses celebrating anniversaries this year!

Cecil Rice – Photo: Syl Ojalla Cecil Rice: This is my 25th year opening as part of Artists Open Houses, showing my originals and prints in my Edwardian house in Seven Dials. I’ve been painting in watercolour, dare I actually say it, for 50 years ?  I became a painter, exhibiting regularly through  art galleries […]

Open Houses open this Bank Holiday Monday – 27th May

At Night In Dreams – Matt James Brown Hove trail Houses open this Bank Holiday Monday: Beyond the Level Glass in Fusion Milton House Brunswick Town Joy Imaginarium Ateleir Alejez Art and Barry’s Artefacts Cuba Libre Dinah Dufton Central Unlimited The Open Studios Wildlife Crossing Jules Emporium I Drew This Shop Matt Noir Giclee Express […]

Sussex Nightstop affordable art auction and Meet the Artist talks

Tony Mills – The Man Who Sold the World AOH Festival and Sussex Nightstop Affordable Art Auction 2024 Our fundraising partnership with AOH continues to raise money for our work supporting young people experiencing homelessness. An online art auction this year features an incredible 49 artworks – all donated by local artists in aid of […]

Art, tea, cake and events in gardens!

The Little Picture Palace garden (see end of post) Hinterland, at Ovoid on the Coastal trail, is a show curated by ceramic sculptor Simon Fell in a shed at the end of his beautiful garden in the lee of the South Downs at Ovingdean on the eastern edge of Brighton. He explains his intent by […]

Open House Hidden Gems

Imaginarium Atelier  Our jewellery workshop Imaginarium Atelier on the Brunswick Town trail is nestled in a little street on the east side of Brunswick Square, next to the Old Market and The Bottom’s Rest pub. Many are surprised to discover our treasure trove here, but our cozy studio boasts a truly unique atmosphere! Little Lane […]

AOH artist Gavin Peacock’s cycle tour of French water towers

  Hi Gavin – it sounds like your exhibition is a great reflection of your twin loves of making art and cycling. First, can you tell us about your involvement in the world of long-distance cycling? About 10 years ago I was writing a blog for a cycling apparel website and one of the guys […]

Art in Open House gardens… and cake! Part 1

Guy Stevens – Cats Creep – Beyond the Level trail Photo: Syl Ojalla Dog in Sheep’s Clothing at  The Dog Show – Brunswick Town trail. Photo: Syl Ojalla   The Secret Garden – Kemptown trail  Photo: Syl Ojalla The Secret Garden – Kemptown trail  Photo: Syl Ojalla The Secret Garden – Kemptown trail  Photo: Syl Ojalla […]

What to do on Bank Holiday Monday!

ThreeFree – Ditchling trail Why not visit Artists Open Houses this Bank Holiday Monday? In town there are many venues open in Hove, Central Brighton, Kemptown and Fiveways, as well as a good number of others spread out across the city. Whilst outside town you can have a great day out visiting Open Houses in […]

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