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!

This year we have put together six new art trails, including four rural and two town trails, aimed to help you discover different parts of our great district. See the Artwave workshops and events taking place with many of them free of charge; from open air life drawing to button making, there is something for everyone.

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