PRINTFEST will return to Ulverston in 2017, and submissions from artists are being invited.

The renowned festival will take place on the early May bank holiday weekend, having taken a year out.

The aim is to provide artists with a cost-effective opportunity to exhibit their work in this beautiful part of the country and sell at affordable prices to the public.

In 2015, the Printfest weekend attracted almost 1,600 visitors with art sales of more than £49,000.

Printfest Ulverston is the UK’s foremost artist led printmaking festival. Founded in 2001, it is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints. It offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and find out more about printmaking.

Dates for Printfest 2017, held at the Coronation Hall, are confirmed as:

Opening talk from Printmaker of the Year and the Printmakers’ Printmaker award - Thursday April 27

Private view by invitation only - Friday April 28

Open to the public - Saturday April 29 and Sunday 30

Those interested in exhibiting at Printfest 2017 are advised to contact or visit . The deadline for applications is midnight on January 1, 2017.