Brighton’s Artists Open Houses Festival

AOH logo LR  Bullet PR has been the retained PR agency for the Artists Open Houses Festival for the past 3 years.

The largest event of its kind in the UK, the May festival will take place in Brighton, Hove and beyond over four weekends of May, starting this Saturday 6th May.

Australian born artist Penelope Kenny has been announced as the 2017 Brochure Cover artist, beating more than 180 other artists to the coveted title, Penelope draws inspiration from Darwinism, dioramas, natural history illustration and taxidermy.

Penelope Kenny_Bird of Pardise

©Penelope Kenny

Over 200 houses and studio spaces across the city will be opening their doors to exhibit the work of over 1,500 artists and makers. Last year over 200,000 people visited the festival, one of the jewels in Brighton’s cultural calendar.

Maison de Papier-Stephanie-Smart-

©Stephanie Smart

Artist Open Houses (AOH) helps artists connect with audiences in self-curated, non-traditional art spaces. This usually means visiting artists’ own homes, offering festival-goers an exclusive snapshot of how creatives live in this vibrant and creative city. From beautiful Regency-style properties to quirky and colourful cottages, many of the houses boast stunning gardens creatively landscaped by their owners.


©Carolyn Genders

AOH also offers the chance to buy artworks directly from the artists and makers themselves. There is a hugely diverse selection of artworks on show, from original paintings, prints, graffiti arts, ceramics and textiles to photography, sculpture, crafts, jewellery and many other media.

Judy Stevens, Festival Director, Artist Open Houses says: “Bullet PR has delivered great results for the Artists Open Houses. Pandora George’s proactive initiatives and creative thinking have made a real impact, bringing fresh ideas and a new media focus to the festival. Above all, Pandora is a real pleasure to work with.”

Constable Studio Soliloquy-120-x-80cm-Natasha-Kissel copy

©Constable’s Studio