Welcome to the annual Visual Arts Festival for Lewes District

Now in our 22nd year, we are proud to have attracted over 300 different artists and makers to be part of Artwave, with 2015 being our busiest year to date. For two weeks from 22 August over 100 artists’ homes, gardens, galleries, studios and other great venues open their doors to the public. Entry 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!

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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Logo for Artwave voting 2015

An exciting addition this year is our Artwave Favourite Awards, sponsored by Viva Lewes, the Chair of Lewes District Council and Lewes District Business Awards. Be sure to vote, either on the website or by completing the tear off slip in the brochure.

Artwave 2015 is proudly sponsored by the following:

Winkworth's website Viva's website Wave Leisure's website Total Social Agency's website Lewes District Council's website The Printroom Lewes's website