Events from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, screening starts at 8:30 pm
General admission is free, VIP admission is available here (benefits Spudnik Press and The Printers Ball)
The Printers Ball, presented by Spudnik Press Cooperative, is an annual festival celebrating print and highlighting presses, publications, projects, designers and artists that utilize printing in unique ways. Featuring the best in contemporary print, artmaking, and the written word, Printers Ball brings together artists, community organizations, publishers, students, creative thinkers and lovers of the arts from Chicago and beyond to convene for conversations, community art projects, hands-on printmaking demonstrations, readings, music, and conviviality.
Printers Ball 2015: Push & Pull gives tribute to the labor, the process, and the struggle that is elemental to exchange. At times, we pull in our community. At times we push out our ideas, our visions, and our inclinations. The interactive and engaging programs that will take place throughout the day all respond to this central question of how communities “push and pull” physically, metaphorically, and politically. This year's ball features festival guest Bryce McCloud; the Steamroller Spectacular, a large-scall public printmaking project; round-table conversations; the Printers Ball Marketplace, and more.
Relax after a long day of playful printmaking, live lit, spontaneous poetry, and thought-provoking conversation with popcorn and a movie. View the film that Gaper’s Block claims is “the year’s greatest art film…A joyous, graphic portrait of the artists and the period:” Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists!