Jul 23rd 2022

at CPC’s outdoor back driveway (enter from Lincoln Ave)

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative could not be more thrilled to partner up with our pals at Hoofprint Studio to host a big summer steamroller printing extravaganza! It’s been 4 whole years since our last one, so we’re practically chomping at the bit to get inky and print up some gigantic relief blocks in our back driveway.

While the steamroller may be the star of the show, the whole shop will be buzzing with activities and fun! We’ll have…

— Food and drink for sale. Vendors include Baker Miller and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

— Live foot-stompin’ music all day!  Featuring The Parsnip Factory and The Tuesday Night Old Time Jammers. Musicians of all ages are invited to grab an instrument and join in the jam– if you are interested in playing, contact Helen Jameson at hjamesonchicago@gmail.com.

— Live t-shirt printing from woodblocks designed by CPC artists. T-shirts will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own and we’ll print on it for a small fee!

— For kids, PRINTABLE VEGGIES! Relief printing on paper using our favorite garden produce. Your kids will never scowl at a parsnip again.

Check out the Artisans and Makers Market across the street in the Ainslie Arts Plaza, featuring a selection of local artists selling their wares.

This festival is free and open to the public! We’re so excited to get together with all our communities big and small, from printmakers to Lincoln Squarites to artists and friends from all over Chicago and beyond. Check out this videofrom our 2016 event to get a peek at what it’ll be like.

An all ages, free, community festival of ink! 

Interested in getting involved? Volunteers are always welcome! Pulling this off will definitely  take a village. Volunteers will be compensated with food, beverage, and hand-printed steamroller swag. Please email info@chicagoprintmakers.com if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or sponsor.

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