There are now two Open House festivals during the year, Summer (May) and Christmas (November/December).
The main Open Houses Festival takes place over the first four weekends in May, during the Brighton Festival.
More than 1,000 artists exhibit their work at over 200 venues, spread across the city of Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. This is the biggest event of its kind in the country and has been running since Ned Hoskins first opened his house to the public in 1982.
In 2010, the festival dates will be May 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd.