Spreading to the furthest reaches of Brighton and Hove and out to the
South Downs village of Ditchling, a visit to the Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival is the perfect way to kick off the festive season.
Artists open up their homes and studios welcoming you inside and offering a wealth of wonderful things for you to view, experience and buy.
Visiting theChristmas Artists Open Houses is a great way to discover the diversity of creative talent that exists in the city and this year brings work from some of the country’s top makers in the fields of ceramics, jewellery, print-making and home- wares, as well as handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree decorations and foodie gifts.
Taking a break from the High Street, you can shop in warmth and comfort, sip a glass of mulled wine and try a mince pie, beside a blazing hearth. Christmas Artists Open Houses create a special atmosphere, where you can chat to the artists and have a sneaky peak around some of Brighton’s most interesting homes, whilst viewing an amazing selection of individual, unique arts and crafts.
An afternoon spent browsing Brighton and Hove’s Christmas Artists Open Houses is the perfect way to take the pain out of Christmas shopping and a chance to pick up a present for friends and family, something unique for the home – or perhaps a treat for yourself!
You can see the full list of houses here: http://www.aoh.org.uk/xmas-2015-festival-home
Insider Recommendations (shh!) ;)
11 - Cameron Contemporary - 1 Victoria Grove Second Ave, Hove
32- Atelier 51 - 51 Providence Place
5 - Studio Loo
20 The Oriental - 9 Oriental Place
21 Marlborough Street Artists - 29 Marlborough
25 - Painting Photography Printmaking and Ceramics at No. 42
31 - New England House - but only for the weekend of Dec 10-12
36 - Cecil Rice 14 Granville Rd, Hove
43 - 11 Rugby Road
Kellie Miller Arts Gallery - 20 Market St
The Grange - The Green, Rottingdean
1 Surf and Turf in Hove - 38 Braemore Road, Hove
9- Albert Mews Studio - 11 Albert Mew - Third Ave, Hove
16 Mews Art Studio - Unit 1 Chapel Mews, Hove
41- the Stanley Road Store - 25 Stanley Road