Printfest was thrilled to be shortlisted for the ‘Tourism Event of the Year Award 2018’ by Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018
The four finalists had to demonstrate excellence and innovation, service, welcome, marketing and sustainable practices, all of which adds to Printfest’s appeal to visitors ~ the winner was decided by public vote!
Printfest 2018 closed 4pm on Sunday 6th May 2018
~ What a weekend we had!
Thank you to all our wonderful artists who worked so hard and put on a marvellous show ~ there have been some special moments, some funny stories, friendships forged, new methods and techniques learned.
What a brilliant group of visitors we had, some who came for the first time having heard about us for years, some who travelled serious distances to be there and many who come every year, as Printfest is one of their annual highlights, to purchase some amazing hand-made prints.
Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints, it is a rare opportunity for some of the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, to share practice and learn from each other.
Printfest offers visitors a lovely experience of making an artwork purchase. You get to talk to the artist, hear the story behind that piece of work and find out more about printmaking. The artist gets to hear why you have responded to it as a visitor.
Printfest was founded in 2001 and is the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival. The Printfest weekend is held each early May bank holiday at the Coronation Hall in the festival town of Ulverston, Cumbria.
Printfest 2019 dates:
Saturday 4th May, 10-5pm
Sunday 5th May, 10-4pm
The official Printfest photographer is Kate Kirkwood www.katekirkwood.com