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Artists Open Houses in Ditchling

Art in Ditchling is a group of local artists who participate in Brighton Artists Open Houses during The Brighton Festival.  The Art in Ditchling Trail showcases a range of high quality art, design and craft in houses, studios and workshops.  Make a day of it to meet the artists and makers, explore the historic village as well as Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft.  As a distraction from the Trail there are a number of pubs and cafes offering delicious refreshments.

 

Ralph Levy
photo: Graham Carlow

The 2019 Art in Ditchling Trail is dedicated to the memory of Ralph Levy, creator of The Handmade House, who sadly died earlier this year.  The Handmade House was a unique venue on the Trail, and provided numerous artists and craftspeople with an opportunity to showcase their work both in and around the house.  Ralph was a maker in his own right and was equally at home working with metal and ceramics.  He also taught ceramics and provided a stimulating and encouraging environment for people to learn this craft.  A small tribute celebrating his achievements is on display in Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft during the May Festival.  He will be missed by so many.