Central Exhibition

Start your artistic adventure at the Central Exhibition at Lamport Hall! 274 artists all in one place with over 548 artworks on display!

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to browse and purchase a wide range of art from most of the participating artists. It’s the perfect chance to discover your new favourite artist and create a personalised itinerary for the rest of the festival to help you explore what the two counties have on offer.

Artists Taking Part


Artworks on display


“Lamport Hall has an immensely strong association with art going back to 1676 when Sir Thomas Isham, 3rd Baronet, embarked on his grand tour, which culminated in what is now one of the most notable art collections in the country. Art and the arts are the foundation of cultural fulfilment in Northamptonshire, bringing people together from all backgrounds to celebrate creativity. I am delighted to host Open Studios 2024 in the spectacular Lamport Hall Stableyard.”

Opening Dates:
1st - 29th September Every Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm

Free entry and car parking

Saturday 31st August, from 4pm

Closing Event & Awards Evening
Sunday 29th September, 4pm

Lamport Hall

Contact Details
01604 686272

The organisers of Northants Open Studios are very lucky to be supported by local businesses and partners who see the value in the Arts within the county. They like to show their support by offering prizes for artists taking part in the Festival, awarded to acknowledge an appreciation of an individual’s achievements and development. The awards will be announced at the end of September at the Closing Event. Saturday 30th September at Lamport Hall.

Supported by Kettering & District Art Society
Have your say!
Vote for your favourite piece of artwork at the Central Exhibition and the winning artist will receive £200.

Exhibition Prizes from:

  • £150 Prize - Friends of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery tbc
  • £150 Prize - ARTworks
  • £100 Prize - Atelier Editions
  • £250 Framing Voucher - On the Edge
  • 2 x Digital Scanning Vouchers - On the Edge
  • £150, £125, £100 Framing Vouchers - ZanArt Framing
  • £25 Framing Voucher - FrameLogic
  • £100 Voucher - Jackson’s
  • £50 Voucher - Primrose Gallery
  • £50 Voucher - Corby Kilns
  • £50 Voucher - Artful Duck
  • £250 Voucher - Hello Melody Branding
  • Life Drawing Vouchers - Left to Draw
  • Art Supplies Goodie Bag - CassArt
  • Art Supplies Goodie Bag - Picture Perfect and Skills
  • 1 Day Sculpture Workshop or Raku Experience - The Shire Workshop
  • Magazine Subscription - Furniture and Cabinet Magazine
  • £50 Amazon Voucher - GoFloorIt
  • Bottle of Gin - Warners
  • Hamper - Jeyes of Earls Barton
  • 78 Derngate, Garden Sculpture
  • Abington Park Museum
  • Rugby Art Gallery - Floor One Exhibition
  • Stanwick Lakes
  • Three entries into the Town & County Annual Exhibition

Lamport Hall Preservation Trust Art Bursaries

To support the development of the county’s art, Northants Open Studios, with the generous support of the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust will be offering two artist bursaries (£500 and £1000) to help with the development of their practice following September’s festival. Find out who will be awarded these at our Closing Event.