Welcome to our annual festival of artists and makers across Lewes, Seaford and surrounding rural areas, running from 19 August to 3 September 2017.

Read the 2017 brochure online or download a PDF

This year we have even more than ever, with seven different
trails to follow and over 500 artists taking part, visitors can enjoy a mix of arts and craft, including paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and more.

Over 140 venues, including private homes and workshops, gardens, studios, and galleries, open their doors to art loving visitors, inviting them to see how they work, to buy art direct and take part in workshops and events. You will see plenty of returning artists and venues this year, but we also welcome new exhibitors.

Free for visitors and open to all, Artwave is one of the most popular visual arts events in East Sussex. Get a feel for the festival by watching the video below.


New for 2017: Art on Film

Enjoy three films about art shown at locations throughout the Lewes district: Depot Cinema in Lewes, Seaford Community Cinema in Seaford and the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven


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Artwave on the move

We are delighted to welcome new sponsors for 2017 - including Brighton & Hove Buses and Compass Travel. We encourage you to take public transport where possible when travelling to Artwave venues. Click here to see the map of venues and bus routes.

See our Artist in Residence, Edi Jay Mandala out and about on Brighton & Hove buses  number 28 & 29 from 26 - 28 August.


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