Places to visit in Brighton this summer if you’re an artist

Are you going to Brighton for a summer holiday or a weekend by the sea? Brighton is popular with artists of all kinds and the city is busy with creative activity all year round. If you’re an artist visiting Brighton, here are 5 things to do this summer.

Photography exhibition at Brighton beach

Photography exhibition on Brighton beach

Browse art supplies in Brighton and Hove

Don’t miss the chance to browse art supplies in the city, from local independent shops to the big brand store.

At family-owned Clarkes The Art Shop, you can pick up Seawhite of Brighton sketchbooks and upstairs in the gallery, you’ll find art from local artists. I took part in a community mural here a couple of years ago.

In Hove, Lawrence Art Supplies is a must-visit. This 7th generation family-run shop began providing printing supplies over 100 years ago and now ships art supplies worldwide.

Then in The Lanes, Cass Art fits your bigger store expectation. There’s plenty of choice, the paint displays are gorgeous and they stock a wide range of sketchbooks and canvases.

Shop handmade at fairs and events

Brighton has a huge circuit of fairs and handmade events. Most weekends you can find an art and craft fair packed with local makers and Etsy sellers. You’ll find the pick of the best here, perfect for gift shopping, souvenirs and treats.

Check out Beau-Events for great city locations and a fabulous Brighton vibe. Paper daisy also host regular community markets.

Brochures for open houses and art events in Brighton

Brighton has art events all year round

Brighton art events

This summer the Brighton Dome is hosting the Van Gogh Alive exhibition. Take yourself on an artist’s date and make some great memories at this extraordinary experience. My tickets are booked!

Creative workshops happen across the city all year round but Fabrica is a great stop. This beautiful and inclusive venue is hosting a range of workshops, talks and exhibitions this year.

If you’re at the beach don’t miss the photography exhibition near the pier, where local camera club members and photographers exhibit work on a theme.

Art galleries in Brighton

There is an abundance of art galleries in Brighton, supporting local and globally renowned artists. Whether you have a small budget or you’re looking to browse exclusive fine art galleries, you will find a vibrant variety of work.

Take a wander through the North Laine and The Lanes for venues.

Search out the street art

No artist’s trip to Brighton is complete without stopping to see some of the awesome murals. If you are walking the shopping districts, head off the main streets and get a taste of Brighton street art.

Don’t miss the famous mural of icons at The Prince Albert on Trafalgar Street.

A view of painted art on the prom at Brighton beach

Find Joy in the Small Things near the West Pier

Brighton Art

If you’re visiting Brighton this summer there’s lots for artists and makers to do if you want to get away from the tourist trail or take shelter from the weather. Enjoy your trip.

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