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Harris Open returns with 250 local artists hanging on the walls of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Posted on - 13th December, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, Preston City Centre
One of the pieces on display at the Harris, which has already been sold Pic: Joe Maclaren

One of the pieces on display at the Harris Open in previous years Pic: Joe Maclaren

The artwork of Prestonians is currently hanging on the walls of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

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A celebration of local artistic talent the Harris Open has been running for a number of years.

More than 250 artists are showing off their sculpture, ceramics, photography and textiles.

Councillor Veronica Afrin, executive member for culture and leisure, said: “It really is wonderful to see such inspirational work by so many talented artists all of whom live or work in the Preston area.

“Every year the standard just gets higher and higher and is even more impressive when you consider how much of the work is by young people including our very own Sparks group.. This exhibition is one of the highlights of the Harris’ year and is incredibly well supported by the whole community.”

Jon Finch says he wants to bring the Harris "into the 21st century" Pic: Tony Worrall

Jon Finch says he wants to bring the Harris “into the 21st century” Pic: Tony Worrall

This year’s Harris Open includes a Preston-themed display from the Preston Art Society.

Harris Open is on from Saturday 12 December to Sunday 9 January and is free to enter, a preview evening was held on Friday 11 December.

Have you been to see the Harris Open? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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