Welcome to Horsham Artists’ Open Studios (HAOS)
HAOS artists are an informal group of artists, working in a wide variety of different disciplines and mediums, all living or working in the Horsham District.
We meet up monthly to support each other and create opportunities to promote and sell our artwork. We have two main events each year; the HAOS Art Trail and the HAOS Art Fair.
For 2017 they are on the following dates;
- HAOS Art Trail: 8-9 and 15-16 July
- HAOS Art Fair: 21-22 October
HAOS Art Trail is an adventure into the creative world of visual and tactile arts. There is a wealth of art forms created by HAOS artists, and the HAOS Art Trail is a way we can celebrate these.
The HAOS Art Trail is an annual summer event held over two weekends in June or July.
This is your opportunity to spend up to four days touring the countryside from Ashington to Warnham, as well as venues across Horsham Town, enjoying the work of some of the best artists and makers in the area as they open their homes, studios, gardens & shared venues.
It is also your chance to talk to the artists and see their work, gain an insight into an artist’s working practice and discuss the techniques used in their creative process.
Art and contemporary craft, priced for all pockets and in a wide range of styles. All original and made locally, a friendly welcome guaranteed. Free entry to all.
The perfect way to spend two weekends in the summer!
The HAOS Art Fair is open to the public over a weekend at the end of Autumn, with a large selection of HAOS Artists all exhibiting under the same roof. We provide a programme of interesting and informative demonstrations by some of the artists over the weekend.
The HAOS Art Fair provides an opportunity to see art that is original, all locally produced by hand & specialist tools with skill and care. The artists include painters, print makers, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, glass & textile artists, to name but a few. All work is well displayed, in pleasant surroundings with refreshments on sale. This makes an ideal visit out, and provides an opportunity to buy original presents, with prices to suit all pockets.
All artists currently registered with HAOS have a page about themselves and their work on our website, see HAOS Artists.
Horsham Artists Open Studios artists appreciate how much encouragement local people and businesses have given to supporting creativity in the Horsham area both currently and in the past.
We especially thank our sponsors & supporters who, over the years have helped us to fund our activities, either with cash donations, in kind contributions and prizes. We have particularly welcomed opportunities to display our work and promote our events in a wide range of business premises across the District. Also thanks to those business’s that have helped us with competitive rates.
As with most things, money is needed to get our events up and running. HAOS Artists are very enterprising and have been fund raising over the past years in fun and interesting ways. Thank you to all who take part. If you as an individual or as a business wish to be one of our sponsors of either HAOS Art Trail or HAOS Art Fair we would be delighted to hear from you. Our sponsors are featured on our promotional material and on our website.
If you have a suitable venue in the Horsham District that some of our artists could use in future HAOS Art Trails, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
We hope you will be able to visit our future events. You will be most welcome.
If you are an artist working or living in Horsham District and wish to join HAOS then please go to the contact page for more information.
To keep up to date with HAOS News please visit our Facebook page. If you enjoy our events please use our social media sites and support us by ‘liking’ them.