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The Sefton Open 2023

Art House, 65 Eastbank Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1EJ
The Sefton Open 2023


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Drop in exhibition. Booking is not required.Free

Free, drop in exhibition. Booking is not required.


Discover the wealth of artistic talent in Sefton

The Sefton Open is an annual exhibition celebrating the creativity and artistic talent across the borough. Entry forms with full submission details will soon be available online and at The Atkinson.

Hand in day: 21 March 2023, 11am – 7pm
Exhibition: 1 April – 13 May 2023

The exhibition features artworks from individual artists and local groups, including painting, print, ceramics, photography and textiles.

The Atkinson’s longstanding partner, Southport Palette Club, select the work from individual artists for the Sefton Open. The club was formed in 1921 to champion the work of local artists and this will be their their 97th annual exhibition.

Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork on display. The artwork with the most votes will be awarded The People’s Prize.

Visitors can also support local artists by investing in their work, most artworks are available to purchase through The Atkinson and the Own Art Scheme.

Join us at The Atkinson for a big celebration of local creativity and artistic talent.


Map & Directions

Opening Times

Exhibition (1 Apr 2022 - 13 May 2023)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

* Hand in day: 21 March 2023, 11am – 7pm