Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

San Francisco Center for the Book’s 20th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival
375 Rhode Island Street between 16th & 17th Streets
Sunday, September 24, 2023 :: 11 am – 4 pm
This event is free and open to the public.

This year, San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates twenty years of the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival by hosting a family-friendly, daylong block party featuring public printmaking, bookmaking, and hands-on art activities.

As an annual fundraiser, the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival celebrates printmaking and the art of the book in a spectacular way: printing 3’ by 3’ carved linoleum blocks using a 7-ton 1924 Buffalo Springfield steamroller. Each year, a featured group of artists and printmakers design and carve printing plates from linoleum; the resulting plates are printed in a limited edition during the event. This year, SFCB will offer the artwork of over 45 artists, with a special showcase of the work of Nora Aoyagi, Hannah Cousins, Daniel Gonzalez of Print Gonzalez, Rik Olson, and Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios. Prints are only available during the event and raise funds to support  SFCB workshops, exhibitions, and free public programming.

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