Centres of Art in and around Chichester

Calling all Art Lovers!

We have a rich supply of Art display venues in and around Chichester. Here are a selection:

Pallant Art House SpencerPallant House Art Gallery

Located in the heart of Chichester, Pallant House is a unique combination of Queen Anne Town house and an award winning contemporary extension which features a regularly changing exhibition programme, specialist bookshop and restaurant. A recipient of the Gulbenkian Prize for best regional gallery, the gallery houses a diverse selection of traditional and modern art. Visit website

Current Exhibitions include :

Stanley Spencer, Heaven in a Hell of War.

Dennis Creffiel: Cathedrals of England and France

Nicholas Sinclair: Artist Portraits .

Cass Sculpture FoundationCass Sculpture

The Foundation’s 26 acre grounds, on the beautiful Goodwood Estate just 3 miles from Chichester, are home to an ever changing display of 80 monumental sculptures. Set in stunning woodland and countryside, all the works of art are available for sale with the proceeds going directly to artists. The viewing is a wonderfully relaxing way to pass a few hours.Visit  website

Chichester Open ArtOxmarket Centre of Arts

The Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester is located within the de-consecrated church building of St Andrew in Oxmarket from which it derives its name. The church building is Grade II listed and dates back to the 13th century. It suffered collateral bomb damage in 1943 and was not used again for services. A registered charity, the Centre has a policy of accessibility and inclusivity, hosting over 100 exhibitions annually. They welcome artists and makers working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, jewellery, textiles and other applied arts. For future Exhibitions click here

Chichester Open Studios Art Trail

For five days in May, 173 artists will exhibit their work in 123 venues with a preview exhibition in the Oxmarket from the 15th – 27th April. A great opportunity to see a diverse selection of art and craft all created within the Chichester area. More information here

Emsworth Open Studios Art Trail

Emsworth, located 4 miles west of Chichester, is holding its own Art Trail  on the weekend of 3-5th May, with previews on 26th and 27th April. Over one hundred artists at fifty two venues can be visited over two weekends by walking around this picturesque coastal village .A really unique experience! The Trail offers the chance to see and purchase stunning original works, cards, and reproductions and meet the designers, painters and makers in their own homes and studios. The Trail Guide leads you on a fascinating tour of paintings, ceramics, photography, jewellery, textiles, furniture and more – all vying for your attention. Visit Website


We have a rich supply of Centres of Art  in and around Chichester and a rich supply of local artists all working hard to produce their best work for your perusal and enjoyment. Why not join them? When you come to stay, bring your sketch pad, your watercolours and camera and I guarantee that you will have no shortage of beautiful scenery to depict.