The Chicago Print Crawl is a free self-guided tour of 20 printmaking production, publishing, exhibition and sales venues throughout the City of Chicago.
The Chicago printmaking scene encompasses a wide range of processes and purposes and supports a huge network of artists and designers. From traditional stone lithography to screenprinted gig posters to letterpress stationary, from private art studios, to collectives, to galleries and retail venues, The Chicago Print Crawl includes an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind spaces.
In neighborhoods throughout the city, from to Fata Morgana Press in Bridgeport to Gallerie F in Logan Square to Free Range Gallery in Albany Park, this city champions a surprising number of unique and amazing studios.
12:00 - 6:00 pm: Locations throughout the city
6:00 - 8:00 pm: After Party @ Spudnik Press Cooperative
From 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. participating venues will open their doors and invite print enthusiasts and anyone interested in a behind the scenes peak into the production of print to tour their studios, view and handle prints, and see presses in action. Choose your own adventure - maps are available at all locations.
To wrap up the evening, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Spudnik Press Cooperative is hosting an After Party to bring everyone together for drinks, music, and an art market featuring 20 members of the cooperative.
Print Crawl Participants
a. favorite design
Aron Packer Projects
Bert Green Fine Art
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Fata Morgana Press
Hoofprint pop-up exhibition at Sideshow Gallery
Matt Bodett & Megan Sterling
Perfectly Acceptable Press
Tiger Strikes Asteroid