Preston’s own Print and Fine Art Fair coming to city centre venue

Posted on - 23rd October, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Previous print fair at the PPL
Previous print fairs at the PPL have been successful

Preston’s edition of the Manchester Print Fair will take place at one of the city’s newest venues, after the success of two previous print events.


The PPL Print and Fine Art Fair will be held at The People’s Production Lab on Cannon Street. They Eat Culture are linking up with Etsy Lancashire, with support from the Manchester Print Fair for the event.

A promotional statement from They Eat Culture said: “We are excited to announce the further development of PPL and our own roster of events as a platform to promote home-grown talent from in and around the Preston area.

“The fair will be part of an ongoing PPL programme collaborating with local creatives from the city, the North and beyond!”

Read more: Creatives begin to colonise the People’s Production Lab in Preston

Three free fairs are scheduled over the next few months. The first event takes places on Saturday 10 November from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Items such as handcrafted printed gifts, photography, homewares and jewellery made by local independent makers will be on offer. The public are also invited to get creative and take part in printing and papercraft workshops curated by PPL residents, including Tom Cockeram of Tang Mu Designs. Refreshments will be on offer from the in-house bar.

Previous print fair at the PPL

There are opportunities for Preston printmakers, UCLan students, and recent graduates to be picked for a stall and receive three months free community membership for PPL. Anyone applying to the fair will also be in with a commission opportunity for They Eat Culture’s Mobile Home project. Find out more about these opportunities on the PPL website.

For information on booking stalls, contact Helen at Special stall rates are available for Etsy members and UClan students.

Further fairs will take place in 2019 on Saturday 29 January and Saturday 23 March. Follow the PPL on Facebook for updates.

Read more: See what else is on in Preston with our dedicated section

Will you be applying to the fair or going along to shop? Let us know in the comments below.

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