Spudnik Press Open Studio Program

Spudnik Press is a printmaking studio located in a converted loft warehouse in West Town, Chicago. What started in 2007 as a pilot project in a small live/work studio has grown to inhabit a 4800 sq.ft. commercial space that offers traditional printmaking facilities, private studios for rent and a mixed-use space for exhibitions, classes and community events.
 
Our Open Studio program provides access to the printshop and the annex at a reduced price and is available to all who can print independently. A Studio Monitor is on hand for simple support and troubleshooting. No reservations required. However, authorized current members may reserve etching, litho, letterpress, and offset presses.
 
Orientation is required prior to attending Open Studio.
 

Pricing

BASE FEE:
Members, Students, 1st-time visitors…..$5
Non-Members………………………………………$12

MATERIAL FEE…………………………………….$10

Open Studio is typically either $15 or $22 total. However, the fee is just $5 or $12 if not using any printing equipment or supplies. Printers may also bring guests to assist with printing (add an additional $5 per guest). Please attend orientation for a full explanation of our Pricing Structure.

Open Studio Hours

Mondays & Thursdays:     6:00 – 10:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays:         1:00 – 5:00 pm

Open Studio happens rain or shine, however we may close during snow storms and are closed during most National Holidays including  New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Please contact the studio for details. 

Contact Email: 
Space Detail
Available Hours: 
Monday and Thursday 6-10pm, Friday and Saturday 1-5pm
Total Square Footage: 
3,000feet
Features: 
Windows
Heating/Air Cond
Electrical
Restrooms
Loading Dock
Elevators
Parking
Wheelchair Accessibility
Floor Types/Surfaces: 
Wood
Maximum Occupancy: 
50people
Staff/Office Equipment: 
Staff
In-House PC/Macs
Wireless/Ethernet
Copier
Staff/Office Equipment Other: 
Spudnik boasts a wide range of equipment for printing and general art making. Equipment & tools for specific processes are listed on our website. General equipment in our shop includes:
 
Light Table: 40″ x 30″
Guillotine paper cutter; cuts up to 24″
Electronic Guillotine paper cutter
24″ Paper cutter
Paper Collator
3 Drying Racks
Dremel
Jig Saw
2 Apple computers with CS4
11×17″ Scanner
Laser printer: Prints 11×17″ wide
Slop Sink
Sewing Machine
Typewriter
Pricing Info
Pricing: 
$22
Pricing Unit: 
Per day
Building Info
Liability Insurance?: 
Yes
Hold Harmless Clauses?: 
Yes
Organization: