About NOS

Welcome to Northants Open Studios
the largest visual arts event in and around the county

During the month of September artists all over the county invite you into their studios, homes and organised exhibitions to witness at first hand the inspiration and motivation, which drives them to create. Step inside a pottery studio, discuss diamonds with a jewellery designer or watch demonstrations of painting, printmaking and traditional crafts in a relaxed environment. Many artists will also present their work as individuals or groups in galleries located across the county and for the majority of them, this will be their first time exhibiting work undertaken through lockdown so there will be plenty on offer.

Celebrating the diversity and talent that the county has to offer, this website will share the huge range of art activities taking place to help you decide who and where to visit, not just for this September, but for the whole year ahead.

Search by artists or venues to discover the unique community of creatives taking part this year.

Artists wishing to get involved or featured on the website should register or contact us at

Our Team