This is a sponsored article on behalf of Sussex Art Fairs.
Looking to swerve those post-summer blues? Here’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a day trip to the beautiful south coast, filled with oodles of art, culture and nature. We can’t guarantee the sun, but we can guarantee you a cracking deal with free (yes, free!) tickets to Sussex Art Fairs (East).
The destination? Brighton, a seaside stunner that’s a mere hour’s train ride from London. The draw? To immerse yourself in thousands of beautiful artworks, from both well-known galleries and independent artists alike, from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October 2019. The clincher? Those art fair tickets won’t cost you a thing, because we have an exclusive free entry code just for you. Tempted? Of course you are.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) takes place at Brighton Racecourse, on the hills overlooking the lovely East Sussex coastline. Set on the edge of the South Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it should come as no surprise that this is an area that inspires art. No less than 125 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase all manner of creations, ranging from glasswork to sculpture, seaside prints to serene photography.
Two halls packed full of over 1,000 works of art for you to admire. With a mix of up-and-coming and established artists all sitting side-by-side, this is a wonderful opportunity to browse at leisure, discover a gem and possibly bag a bargain. Affordability is the name of the game at Sussex Art Fairs, so you can choose whether to splash out on a masterpiece or take your pick of the prints and smaller pieces to take home, which start from as little as £50.
But there’s no pressure to buy. Both seasoned gallery-hoppers and relative newbies are welcome to soak in the surroundings, chat to the makers, appreciate the art and make it an art-filled day to remember. There’s hot drinks and snacks at the cafe, tipples from the fully-stocked bar, plus you have magnificent Brighton on your doorstep. Why not pop into town before your train home and make the most of the myriad cafes, galleries, shops and, of course, that wonderful beach?
Plus, there’s a big bonus in store for making the trip. Sussex Art Fairs (East) is a ticketed event, but we have a special code that’ll gain you free entry on whichever day you please, including the exclusive Private View on the Friday night. That’s right — you pay nothing, nada, diddly squat. Simply enter the code LONDONISTFREE on the Eventbrite booking page and you’ll be planning your next seaside soiree in no time.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) is on at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, BN2 9XZ from 11-13 October 2019. Private view on Friday 6pm-9pm costs £12 and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm tickets cost £6 per person, but Londonist readers can enjoy free entry by booking their tickets online with the code LONDONISTFREE.