Founded in 2001, Printfest is the UK’s foremost artist led printmaking festival. Dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints, it offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and learn more about printmaking.  The Printfest weekend is held each May in Ulverston, Cumbria with an art trail, workshops and demonstrations taking place before, during and after the exhibition.

Printfest 2016 will take place on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May with work exhibited from national and international artists.


The weekend is at the centre of our work, although activities are now spread throughout the year, including additional workshops and exhibitions. Printfest is a rare opportunity for the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, share practice and learn from each other.

The Printfest Weekend (2012)