May 4th 2019

Chicago Print Crawl

@ Various Venues around Chicago

Opening Saturday, May 4th, from 11AM - 5PM

Spudnik Press Cooperative, in collaboration with three dozen other venues, presents the second annual Chicago Print Crawl, an annual, self-guided tour of printmaking production, publishing, exhibition and sales venues throughout the City of Chicago.

The Chicago Print Crawl offers a behind-the-scenes peek into Chicago’s vibrant printmaking industry. 34 eclectic printmaking venues throughout the city are inviting the public to stop by for a day of free activities including studio tours, print sales, hands-on art projects, gallery exhibitions, and printmaking demonstrations.

Chicago has been a hub for commercial printing since the late nineteenth century with dozens of mail order catalogs (Sears Roebuck and Co.), magazines (Time Magazine via RR Donnelley), and maps (Rand McNally) all produced in the area. While the printing industry has undergone tremendous change, the Third Coast continues to boast an impressive spectrum of print shops from private artist studios to commercial facilities to collectives and educational spaces. Some venues proudly house cast iron presses, tradition stone lithography, and analog processes. Other favor digital design, modern technology, or a blend of old and new. Connected to these distinctive production sites are a range of unique galleries, local businesses, and DIY spaces that bring printed items (i.e. stationary, fine art, books, posters, apparel, and more) to an audience of print-enthusiasts, art collectors, and anyone interested in craftsmanship and shopping local.

With open houses in neighborhoods from Evanston to McKinley Park and from Oak Park to Michigan Avenue, participants are invited to print their way through Chicago.

2019 Venues:
2X1Y Studio
a. favorite design
All Star Press
Anchor Graphics Archive at Columbia College Chicago
Baker Prints
Bert Green Fine Art
Candor Art
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Chris Flynn
Current Location Press
Dan Grzeca / Ground Up Pres
Depression Press
Expressions Graphics
Fata Morgana Press
free range
Galerie F
Halftone Projects
Jeffrey Hirst Studio
Lillstreet Art Center
MAKE Letterpress Studi
MANA Contemporary Chicago
marimacha monarca pres
Matt Bodett & Megan Sterling
One After 909
Renee Robbins Studio
Rockwell Artist Collective
Spudnik Press Cooperative
Starshaped Press
Steel Petal Press
Weber Studio

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