West Dean Arts and Craft Festival 2019

Live arts and craft at the UK's most magnificent arts destination

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has inspired generations of artists, makers, designers and writers through the legacy of founder, artist and Surrealist patron Edward James, 'the greatest patron of art of the early 20th century' (BBC Arts Online).

What's on?

  • Browse and buy unique handmade items and artworks from outstanding makers and designers
  • Get hands-on in a creative workshop and learn a new skill
  • Watch demonstrations in a variety of crafts
  • Explore the award-winning West Dean Gardens
  • Take a break with a selection of food and drink options

Check back soon for more information.

Open call for Exhibitors and Demonstrators

Join us for the 2019 Arts and Craft Festival and share in our celebration of creativity - a great opportunity to showcase and sell your work.

To take part please complete the Exhibitors and Demonstrators application form. Selection will take place in February 2019.

Feedback from the 2018 Arts and Craft Festival exhibitors:

"Very interested audience; knowledgeable and keen to buy."

"Well-informed customers, made some good sales."

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How to get here

West Dean College is located on the A286 just 6 miles north of Chichester and 60 miles south of London.

By car: Please use postcode PO18 0RX and follow the signs to the event car park, parking is free.

By train: The nearest train station is Chichester, with direct services from London Victoria. Connecting buses (Stagecoach number 60) are available from the bus station next to the train station. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside. It is just a 10-15 minute journey from the station.

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