Registration for the 2019 Artists Open Houses Festival now open

Artists and makers wishing to take part in the 2019 Artists Open Houses May festival can register online from now until February 4, 2019.

Artists Open Houses Festival will run over four weekends throughout May 2019. The 2018 festival saw over 1,500 artists taking part and exhibiting in 200 venues across the city and beyond. Anyone living in the 01273 telephone area can take part in the Artists Open Houses (AOH) festival as an Open House venue.

The festival dates for 2019 are:

May 4 & 5
May 11 & 12
May 18 & 19
May 25 & 26

Houses may open for all or a selection of these dates. Registration costs can be shared by all the artists exhibiting in one venue, meaning that taking part in the festival as a venue can be affordable for everyone.

During the festival artists from all over Brighton & Hove and the surrounding region will be opening their homes and studios to the public, showcasing a diverse selection of artworks and craft in all mediums, from paintings, sculptures, jewellery, homewares, ceramics, textiles and much more. It’s a unique opportunity for the public to meet and buy artworks direct from the artists themselves.

Judy Stevens, Artists Open Houses Festival Director says:

“Artists Open Houses are a great and affordable way for artists to exhibit their work, whether established artists or those just setting out on their careers. Artists Open Houses connect artists and makers with an audience of art-lovers, buyers and industry professionals – and is also fun to take part in, exhibiting with your friends in your own home.”

For more details on how to register a venue please see

For media information or images please contact:

Pandora George at Bullet PR [email protected], 01273 775520 (office) 07729 469220 (mobile)

Notes to Editors

About Artist Open Houses

Brighton and Hove Artist Open Houses, the originator of the Open House movement, date back to 1981 when an artist from the Fiveways area of Brighton, Ned Hoskins opened his house to the public to view his work, and that of a group of friends. Other artists in the area followed suit to form the Fiveways Artist Group. In a city full of creatives, the idea proved popular and soon Artist Open Houses sprung up all over the city.


The Artist Open Houses festival is now the largest event of its kind in the UK. Around 200 houses and studio spaces across the city open their doors for the main festival in May and around 60 open during the Christmas festival. Over 2,000 artists and makers share their work and homes each year.