The Artists & Makers Festival

"An independent spirit and plenty of creativity ... an ever-growing showcase of contemporary arts and crafts, live performance and web-based artwork from Warnham to West Worthing, Steyning to Shipley and Pulborough to Plummers Plain." West Sussex Gazette


The Artists & Makers Festival sees a packed programme of music, poetry and performance ... alongside a trail of Worthing and Horsham artists' open houses and studios.


The festival takes place every July (although it's taking a break in 2009), and previous years have seen Bill Drummond's project, Big Chill Recordings, photography from writer Dave Gorman, the Textile Arts Forum, West Sussex Writers' Club and much more.


A Worthing open houses trail, and open houses and studios across Horsham District, offer a chance to view and buy contemporary arts & top-quality crafts, meet the best artists and makers in the region and see behind the scenes in their homes & studios. Whether you’re taking in the stunning countryside around Pulborough or Nuthurst … looking for a handmade gift in Horsham …  or wandering around Worthing … the Artists & Makers Festival, Worthing open houses and Horsham artists' open studios season has something for every taste and budget.

Full festival listings are co-ordinated by the Revolutionary Arts Group and a full colour guide is available from June in Tourist Information Centres, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery and The Capitol, Horsham, as well as all participating venues.

"Last year I was inspired by Artist and Makers to return back to craft making." Anne Davies


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