Open seven days a week, from 12pm to 7pm, and running until September 9, the pop-up gallery will feature sculptures, paintings and prints from artists, starting at just £20. Tony McDonough reports
Artists from across Liverpool city region will see their work showcased at this year’s Liverpool Art Fair at the Pier Head Village.
Open seven days a week, from 12pm to 7pm, and running until September 9, the pop-up gallery will feature sculptures, paintings and prints from artists, starting at just £20.
With a whole floor of work under £200 and no piece more than £2,000, there’s something for all budgets. From seasoned collector to first time art buyer, the annual event is an opportunity for visitors to own their own piece of the city.
Every other Saturday, in partnership with Cass Art, the fair will also be challenging Merseyside to unlock their inner creative, as they hold free workshops for ages 18+ starting on Saturday, July 28. To book a space at one of Liverpool Art Fair’s creative workshops, click here.
Since its inception in 2012, the art fair has grown from its home at the Camp and Furnace and The Gallery Liverpool, to its current residency at the Pier Head Village Festival and will run all summer-long for the second year running.
Situated in the shadow of the Port of Liverpool building and the Museum of Liverpool, last year’s art fair was a huge success, welcoming more than 25,000 visitors to its edgy gallery, aptly constructed from five shipping containers.
Lucy Byrne, founder of Liverpool Art Fair and local gallery dot-art, 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 that our striking container gallery offers a great insight into the quality and breadth of art being produced in the region today.”
Village creator, Martin O’Shea, added: “Our programme of activities aims to entertain people of all ages and tastes, so we cannot wait to welcome back the fair, which we feel it certainly caters for.”
This year’s exhibition will feature work from 99 artists based within a 35 mile radius of Liverpool who responded to an open call earlier in the year and were carefully selected by a panel of industry experts.
Liverpool Art Fair is also asking visitors to vote for their favourite artists throughout the event, in the Billy Wilson Peoples’ Choice Award.