How to get a first look at this year’s Harris Open

Posted on - 30th November, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Some of the artwork from the Harris Open exhibition
Some of the artwork from the Harris Open exhibition

This year’s Harris Open exhibition is preparing to adorn the walls of the city’s main gallery.


An annual celebration of the arts in the city sees dozens of artists have their work displays – the only condition being you must live or study within a five-mile radius of the Harris to be able to take part.

There’s a final call for entries with the deadline being Saturday (1 December) at 4pm to hand in your work.

For the public, there’s a first chance to see on Friday (7 December) from 5.30pm at the Harris. 

The exhibition then opens formally on Saturday 8 December.

Art, photography and much more will be scattered across the city’s galleries.

Cabinet 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 Open is always one of our most popular exhibitions and its a great way to feel connected with like-minded people.”

The Harris Open will showcase the best of Preston's artistic talent
The Harris Open will showcase the best of Preston’s artistic talent

The exhibition will run until Sunday 20 January.

It costs £3 for adults to enter their work into the Harris open, and its free for under-18s.

Read more: How to have your say on the future of the Harris

Entry forms and more details can be found on the Harris website.

Will you be going to the Harris Open? Have you been before? Are you entering? Let us know in the comments below

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