Visiting the Christmas Artists Open Houses is a great way to discover the wealth of creative talent that exists in the city. You’ll find homewares, knitted artwork, photography, jewellery, ceramics, crafts, toys and textiles as well as handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree decorations and foodie gifts.
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 or something unique for the home.
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 - what’s more, there will often be mulled wine and mince pies on offer! And for children, check out the children’s advent garden, Christmas grotto, wishing tree, puppets, a Smugglers Night and a house of magic.
The Christmas Artists Open Houses offer the chance to buy beautiful and unusual Christmas gifts direct from the artists and makers in the warmth and comfort of their own homes. And when you’re tired of shopping, take time to watch artists’ animated films and a stereoscopic dance installation complete with 3D glasses.
Over three weekends, you can follow the Christmas Artists Open Houses trail to discover unique and unusual Christmas gifts for friends, family or for yourself. At the Christmas Artists Open Houses, there really is something for everyone.
The Artists Open Houses festival is proud of its roots within the diverse and vibrant artists’ community of Brighton and Hove. It continues to innovate and evolve, reflecting the experience and professionalism as well as the youth and freshness of the city’s artists. With a focus on quality and value for money, Artists Open Houses works to bring this dynamic mix of arts and crafts to the widest possible audience, providing visitors and viewers with engaging and inspiring experiences. If you would like to get involved as a supporter of the Artists Open Houses, please become a friend of AOH
Registration for the AOH May 2014 Festival is now open!
Registration dates: 3rd December 2013 - 5th February 2014
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