Printfest was founded in 2001, it is the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival. Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints, it is a rare opportunity for the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, to share practice and learn from each other.
Printfest offers visitors the occasion to view and purchase art works, to meet the artists and to learn more about printmaking. The Printfest weekend is held each early May bank holiday at the Coronation Hall in the festival town of Ulverston, Cumbria.
Printfest is a lovely experience of making an art work purchase. You get to talk to the artist, hear the story behind that piece of work, and the artist gets to hear why you have responded to it as a visitor.