Art in Ditchling

Art in Ditchling is a group of local artists and makers who participate in Brighton Artists Open Houses during The Brighton Festival in May each year.

The Art in Ditchling Trail will be open once again this year during weekends and bank holidays between 4th and 27th May, and we look forward to welcoming you to our creative community. Our Trail of 13 venues showcases a range of high quality art, design and craft in houses, studios and workshops, and gives you the opportunity to meet those who create the work.

Ditchling is a picturesque and historic village just north of Brighton at the foot of Ditchling Beacon, with a rich artistic heritage including The Guild of St Joseph & St Dominic, artist and designer Frank Brangwyn, sculptor John Skelton, calligrapher Edward Johnson and, more recently illustrators Raymond Briggs and John Vernon Lord. Current generations and many artists in and around the village continue these crafts and skills today.

Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft has a permanent collection celebrating the artistic history of the village and in May will be showing “Bloomin’ Brilliant”, an exhibition of the Life and Work of Raymond Briggs. There is also an excellent gift shop and café.

This years trail is dedicated to Jennifer Mathur 30/11/1936 – 22/12/2023