Artists Open Houses Top Picks

This bank holiday weekend (27th-28th May) is the last chance to explore this years Artists Open Houses! AOH is a festival that runs over four weekends in May each year exhibiting in more than 180 venues across Brighton, Hove and beyond. Artists from all different backgrounds open their doors to allow visitors the opportunity to meet and buy artwork directly from the makers. Grouped into local trails, the festival is free and open to all so why not make a day of it! 
With so much to see, we've put together our top picks from each of the trails.
Trail 1:  Beyond The Level 
The Stanley Road Store 
Twenty five artists under one roof, with a vintage shop upstairs and plant shop in the garden! 
Open 11.00-18.00
25 Stanley Road, Brighton, BN1 4NJ
Trail 2: Brunswick Town
21a Brunswick Square
A host of contemporary artwork and crafts by Alex Banford, Sally Evans and others, complete with a garden which will be open for refreshments.
Open 10.00-18.00
21a Brunswick Square, Hove BN3 1EJ
Trail 3: Central
Colour Laine
A vibrant townhouse showcasing Zoe Murphy's screen-printed textiles and Toby 'fotobes' Mason's Lomographic film photography. 
Open 11.00-18.00
19 Queen's Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AR
Trail 4: Dyke Road
The GloohBaah House 
An Aladdin's Cave, back by popular demand, full of works by artists old and new including Rosalind Lymer, Sandy Walsh and Sarah Hughes to name a few.
Open 11.00-18.00
22a The Drove, Brighton BN1 5AF
Trail 5: Fiveways 
The BigForest Emporium
Expect paper dolls, felt vans and animal mobiles, TheBigForest artist/makers have turned their parlour into a seaside emporium of delights.
Open 11.00-17.00 
56 Chester Terrace, Brighton, BN1 6GB
Trail 6: Hanover
Rebel Yarns
A one-off chance to see the meaningful knitting and crochet collection by local art activist Dani Ahrens.
Open 11.00-17.00
50 Southampton Street, Brighton, BN2 9UT
Trail 7: Kemptown
Kate Jenkins 
This studio shop hosts a vibrant selection of knitted fashion accessories, homeware and crocheted art.
Open 11.00-18.00
Cardigan Ltd, Unit 5 Arundel Mews, 13-18 Arudel Place, Brighton, BN2 1GG
Trail 8: Seven Dials 
A beautiful home-ware shop showing a curation of local artists that compliment the stores Scandi aesthetic, including Hi Cacti and Peas & Needles.

Open Sat 10.00-18.00 & Sun 12.00-16.00
34a Bath Street, Brighton, BN1 3TB
Trail 9: Hove 
The Flamingo House 
A must see collection of prints, ceramics, jewellery, paintings, and textiles with an exotic garden cafe out the back! 
Open 11.00-18.00
14a Wilbury Road, Hove, BN3 3JN
Trail 10: Beyond 
'Maison de papier' at Danny House
Artist Stephanie Smart has created life-size historical fashion garments using only paper and thread.

Open 11.00-16.00
Danny House, New Way Lane, Hustpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9BB