One of Preston’s longest-running art displays is gearing up to return to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.Advertisement
The Harris Open sees paintings, sculpture, ceramics, embroidery, photography, textiles and more produced by Preston and Lancashire artists hang on the walls of the building.
Open to all ages the Open is an invitation to artists who pay council tax in Preston or live within a five mile radius of the Harris.
Executive member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly said: “This popular exhibition really showcases Preston’s creative talents and is a fabulous opportunity for artists of all ages to have their work go on display to the public.
“The Harris team are looking forward to seeing an even wider range of entries this year and want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the great Harris Open.”
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This year’s Open also includes the work of The Foxton Centre with their photography exhibition We Are Here running up the Harris stairway.
You need to enter online or via an entry form at the Harris.
You then need to hand your work in at the gallery on Thursday (17 November) or Friday (18 November) from 10am to 4pm or on Saturday (19 November) from 10am to 12.30pm.
No, it’s free. But the Harris asks for a voluntary donation to the Friends of the Harris charity who support local artists.
On Friday 25 November there’s a special preview for artists who are on display, this is from 6pm to 6.30pm.
Three floors of public galleries then open on Saturday 26 November during normal Harris opening hours. It’s free to visit.
Some of it will be for sale, this is up to the artist when they enter.
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