Instituto Gráfico de Chicago (IGC) is excited to announce its 6th annual free, educational printmaking festival, Grabadolandia, scheduled to take place November 16, 17, and 18, 2018.
Grabadolandia is a three-day printmaking festival that spans multiple venues throughout the city of Chicago. The main event, which is a print fair, will once again be housed at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA). During this event, the public is invited to learn about printmaking and its rich history by participating in free demonstrations and hands-on activities. On the occasion of our 6th anniversary, we will also to be joined by four printmakers representing two of Oaxaca City’s most dynamic collectives, Burro Press and Cooperativa Grafica, who will lead several live demonstrations and conversations about contemporary printmaking in Mexico.
The three-day print festival will kick-off with an opening reception and artist talk of IGC’s latest body of work at Pilsen Outpost on Friday, November 16. The following day, Saturday, November 17, will consist of a series of live print demonstrations, a book release, and artist talk at multiple venues and artist-run spaces. Finally, we will conclude our weekend of activities with our family friendly and educational printmaking festival, Grabadolandia, on Sunday, November 18 at the National Museum of Mexican Art from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for this special event, highlighting the presence of an active and engaged printmaking community in the city of Chicago and beyond.