The Open has been celebrating East Midlands talent for over 30 years, giving all creative people a chance to showcase what they are doing - it is the people’s exhibition. It features over 200+ artists and makers and all artworks are for sale. The Open accepts artwork from adults, children and young people, making for a truly original and exciting show.

Feeling Inspired?

If you have artwork that you would like to showcase, you can apply to be a part of the next exhibition. Keep an eye on this page and social media platforms for updates on when the next exhibition will be open to receive applications later this summer. You can also join the museum mailing list to receive regular news and updates.