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Liverpool Art Fair returns to Pier Head Village

July 29, 2018

Liverpool Art Fair has returned to the city’s waterfront for a second year.

The annual showcase for Merseyside artists is being staged inside a temporary two-storey gallery created from shipping containers and based at the Pier Head Village.

This year’s exhibition features sculptures, paintings and prints from 99 artists based within a 35-mile radius of Liverpool, who responded to an open call and were selected by a panel of industry experts.

Along with most of the work on show being for sale, with prices ranging from £20 to £2,000, visitors can also vote for their favourite artists throughout the event, in the Billy Wilson People’s Choice Award.

The winner will receive £250 of Cass Art vouchers and, along with four runners-up, will also be given the opportunity to showcase and sell their work at the Independent Biennial Hub.

Art Fair founder Lucy Byrne said: “Our aim with the event has always been to bring affordable art to as wide an audience as possible, so with over a million visitors expected to the area over the summer, we hope to tempt many of them to buying their first piece of original art.

“We believe our striking container gallery offers a great insight into the quality and breadth of art being produced in the region today.”

Meanwhile every other Saturday, in partnership with Cass Art, the fair will also be challenging Merseysiders to unlock their inner creative, with free workshops for ages 18+. To book a space visit: www.cassart.co.uk/liverpoolartfair 

Liverpool Art Fair runs until September 9 and is open from noon to 7pm daily.

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