Central Exhibition

To help you decide which artists to visit this year, go along to our Central Exhibition at Lamport Hall. You will be able to view and buy works by the artists taking part in open studios and other exhibitions around the county.

2023 is bigger and better than ever before with over 350 artworks being exhibited for you to enjoy.

Artists Taking Part

“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 2023 in the spectacular Lamport Hall Stableyard.”

Opening Dates:
3rd-30th September Every Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm

Free entry and car parking

Saturday 2nd September, from 4pm

Closing Event & Awards Evening
Saturday 30th September, 3pm

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;

78 Derngate
Abington Park Museum
Alfred East Art Gallery
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum’s Floor One Gallery
Stanwick Lakes

On the Edge Framing
£250 Framing Voucher
2x Digital Scanning vouchers

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum


£150, £125, £100 Framing Vouchers


Averil Phillips and Family

Atelier Editions

Corby Kilns

Picture Perfect
£25 Framing Voucher

Primrose Gallery
£25 Voucher

The Shire Workshops
1 Day Sculpture Workshop

Furniture & Cabinet Making
Magazine Subscription

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.