About Printfest

2024 will be the 21st Printfest event! A printmaking festival that has been quoted as one of the most important print fairs in the national calendar. It is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints, it offers the public the opportunity to view and purchase quality affordable artworks direct from the artists and learn more about printmaking. It is a rare opportunity for the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, share practice and learn from each other.

In 2023 over 2,000 visitors came to Printfest over the four days, with print sales of over £78,000. Printfest takes place on the early May Bank Holiday weekend at The Coro, where it has taken place since its inception. The Coro is set at the heart of the picturesque town of Ulverston, nestled between the breath-taking beauty of the Lake District fells and Morecambe Bay, The Coro is an historic arts, culture, and entertainment venue and the largest of its kind in South Lakeland.

Find out more about Printfest here.

Plans for Printfest 2024 have begun!

The Printfest year begins on the 1st October when submissions from artist printmakers are invited to take part in Printfest 2024.

Not long now…

Printmaker of the Year 2024

Get ready to find out who will be the face of Printfest 2024. They will be coming to Ulverston on a short residency to take inspiration from the local people and environment in preparation for their commissioned work.

Friends of Printfest

Hello to all Friends of Printfest, we are enormously grateful for your support. As a Friend you help to keep the future of Printfest alive. Find out about that little bit of red-carpet treatment that comes your way as a Friend of Printfest 2024! Click the membership card to take you to the Friends page.

Official Printfest Photographer: Kate Kirkwood www.katekirkwood.com