Welcome to the Lewes District's Annual Festival of Artists and Makers

Now in our 23rd year, we are proud to have attracted over 400 different artists and makers to be part of Artwave, with 2016 being our busiest year to date. For two weeks from 20 August over 120 artists’ homes, gardens, galleries, studios and other great venues open their doors to the public. Entry to most venues is free and visitors are able to enjoy an eclectic mix of mediums including; paintings, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, ceramics. It’s a great day out – view art, meet artists, watch demonstrations or take part in events, discover intriguing and unusual venues, and treat yourself to tea and cake!

Artwave full 2016 brochure

Artwave 2016 Full Brochure

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This is the full print version of the Artwave 2016 brochure.

Logo for Artwave Favourites 2016
The Artwave Favourites Award Ceremony
The Artwave Favourites Award Winners

At the 2016 Artwave Favourite Awards reception, the public voted Sussex Arts Collective, who were exhibiting their group show at the Hop Gallery in Lewes, as Artwave Favourite Venue and for the second year running, Keith Pettit as their Artwave Favourite Artist.

clay sculptures in meditative poses

Art Trails

This year all the venues have been grouped together in trails to make it even easier for you to plan your visits.

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a well-used paint pot


Many venues hold events throughout the festival. Find details about them here.

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Artwave Mailing List

Join our mailing list to keep up to date with what's happening throughout Artwave.

Visitor Mailing List

Artwave 2016 is proudly sponsored by the following:

Christ's Hospital's website Lewes District Council's website

Winkworth's website Viva's website The Printroom Lewes's website Leap's website Latest 7's website Gemini Printgroup's website