THE fifth annual Liverpool Art Fair will take place from 29th April – 2nd May at The Gallery Liverpool in the city’s creative hub the Baltic Triangle, showcasing the work of over 60 artists based within a 25 mile radius of the city. Liverpool Art Fair is an open submission, selling showcase, designed to provide a public platform for the region’s artistic talent and give the public access to high quality, affordable art. Liverpool Art Fair is free to visit and takes place over the early May bank holiday weekend, aiming to showcase a wide range of affordable original art, break down barriers and develop the art market in the city region. It provides a unique insight into the area’s creative talent and offers the opportunity for everyone, from seasoned collector to first time art buyer, to own their own piece of the Liverpool art world. Earlier in the year an open call was put out to artists based in the region to submit their work and take part in this exciting event. Organiser Lucy Byrne said: “We had a record number of works submitted for inclusion in this year’s fair so our selection panel had to make some really tough decisions. We have ended up with a fantastic selection of works, not only covering a wide range of media and price levels, but also from very established artists as well as those just starting out on their careers.” Panel member Angela Samata, freelance arts professional and former project manager, John Moores Painting Prize, added: “It is always an enjoyable but difficult task to select the work to be included in Liverpool Art Fair and this year was no exception. The panel were excited to discover some fantastic new talent who we hope will find a new audience for their work and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the selected work come together for the event.” Liverpool Art Fair 2016 will be open to the public 11am-6pm from 29th April – 2nd May, at The Gallery Liverpool, Stanhope Street, L8 5RE and is free to visit. The popular “Under £200” section will return, and as always all work will be for sale under £2000. You can keep up date with Liverpool Art Fair news via Twitter (@LpoolArtFair) and Facebook (facebook.com/LiverpoolArtFair.com).