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Week 1 of Christmas Artists Open Houses!

What a great first weekend of Artists Open Houses. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Even the rain didn’t stop visitors  – or the AOH team from – heading out and visiting you! There are some brilliant Open Houses and Artists and as ever we are blown away by the standard […]

LittlePapa’s Christmas Open House

Welcome back to the AOH Christmas festival – how many times has LittlePapa House taken part at Christmas? This will be the third LittlePapa Christmas Open House. Christmas is by FAR my favourite time of year, the excitement and pure joy that I get setting up the house always outweighs the hard work involved. I […]

Eastbourne guest Open House: Silver, Ceramics and Paintings

Karen Holbrook from Silver, Ceramics and Paintings tell us about her Eastbourne Open House: I grew up in Brighton and have exhibited my work across the South East.  I have collectors in Spain, Switzerland and France. My work in silver or clay is whimsical; I like art to make you smile. I am mainly inspired […]

William Collier Open House: Brighton through the eyes of our clients

Would you like to tell us a little bit about what you do at William Collier House? At William Collier House, we support people with multiple complex needs in high medium supported housing to overcome trauma and live more fulfilling lives. On the ground floor, our new, floating support and coaching service EVOLVE is based. […]

New to Open Houses Relish Art Studio presents four female family members

Welcome to the Artists Open Houses – is this the first time you have taken part? Hello and thank you for having us! As a group, we’re newbies! But Bry, Sarah, Kate and I all have our own different experiences to add to the pot. Bryony, my cousin, used to frequently take part in the Brighton […]

AOH talks to the Rose Hill Rebels!

Welcome to the Artists Open Houses – is this the first time Rose Hill Rebels have taken part? Yes this is the first time that Rose Hill has been involved in Artists Open Houses. We’re very excited to be taking part and have the opportunity to showcase to a wider audience the artwork being created […]

One Day Only at BHPS

BHPS is open for one day of the AOH Christmas festival only  – we need to make sure no one misses you! Which day is it? We are open on Sunday November 25th FOR ONE DAY ONLY , from 10am until 5pm. Some of Brighton’s finest artists , potters , ceramicists and jewellery makers will […]

Benefits of Registering your venue as part of the Artists Open Houses Festival

Get Involved Thinking of registering for Artists Open Houses? Then take a look below at how you can register for our next festival and the many benefits you will receive. How to Register The Artists Open Houses (AOH) has two festivals each year: one during the city’s May festival season, the other in the lead […]

Houses Seeking Artists

Looking for Guest Artist to join your Artists Open Houses venue? Open Houses Seeking Artists to exhibit work in their Open House can browse the AOH directory of Artists Seeking Open Houses – a gallery of artists currently looking for venues to show in. Each listing includes an image, contact details and links to artists’ […]

Sophie Wake – Being an AOH First Timer

Red Brick House – Kemptown What could possibly possess anyone to consider opening their front door to the public for the month of May? Who would put themselves and their family through the upheaval of turning their home and lives upside-down in the name of art? I have to admit, until recently I would have thought […]

AOH Awards Night 2018

Last Wednesday’s AOH Awards Night, held at My Brighton, was a festival highlight. Eighteen brilliant artists and Open Houses were shortlisted for five awards generously supported by our wonderful sponsors. Marc Tulley and Suzanne Heaven, from Gemini Print, selected and presented the Gemini Award for Painting & Printmaking and the Gemini Award for Photography. A […]

AOH Festival Round-up – part 2

The Artists Open Houses May festival is over for another year –and what a festival it’s been, with fantastic weather throughout the four weekends. For the second part of our festival round-up blog, we went to visit the truly amazing Open Houses in the Ditchling trail. We also saw a few more great in-town venues […]

AOH final weekend gallery roundup

Here is a ‘gallery’ roundup of some wonderful Open Houses we’ve visited over the last three weekends. Don’t miss out on the last chance to this visit these and many more this weekend.  View all Open Houses All the way from Portslade to Rottingdean and out to Ditchling, Hassocks and South Heighton, Artists Open Houses […]

AOH Marginalised Artists’ blog- part 2

This week we follow up with part two of our blog talking to AOH venues who offer support to ‘outsider’ artists; these may be artists with learning disabilities, mental health issues, those who have experienced period of homelessness or are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This week we talked to Beth Shepherd from […]

AOH Marginalised Artists, part 1- Homeless and Recovery blog

 We are really delighted that several venues offering support to homeless and vulnerable artists, such as those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, are taking part in the AOH festival this year. They are: St Luke’s Church (Martin Poole: MP) Pavilions and Cascade Creative Recovery (Helen Begg: HB) http://storisse.com/ Justlife Creative Studio (Simon Gale: SG) We […]

Bright Moon Studio blog

Hi Melodie and Imogen – it’s great to have you back in the Artists Open Houses for a second year. Congratulations, Imogen, on being nominated for AOH Best Newcomer last year and to Melodie for being selected as AOH Brochure Cover Artist for 2018. AOH: Is your Open House, Bright Moon Studios, very different this […]

AOH talks to Patsy McArthur about her underwater paintings

AOH: Hi Patsy I think you’re taking part for the first time in the AOH festival this year, exhibiting your underwater paintings PM: Yes, I’m opening my studio for the first time this year and exhibiting some of my underwater oils and ink studies as well as some charcoal drawings.   AOH: Would you like […]

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