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Chicago Printmakers Collaborative


4912 N. Western Ave.


Lincoln Square / Ravenswood


Sat, Oct 14: 11am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 11am - 4:30pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Nicholas Design Collaborative and Insite Architecture, 2015

Don't Miss

Watch Chicago artists Dennis O'Malley and Hiroshi Ariyama demonstrate Etching and Screenprinting in the main studio! Visitors will also have the opportunity to make something themselves to take home as a reminder of their visit.


Founded in 1989, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC) is the city's longest running independent printmaking workshop. The workshop occupies the former Penn Dutchman Antiques building, recently renovated specifically for this medium with natural light pouring through its skylight, larger spaces around the presses, new artist studios, equipment upgrades and a rooftop deck.

Promoting the art of handmade printing through affordable shop access, classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions, CPC provides facilities for traditional print media, including etching, stone lithography, relief, book arts and screen printing. The CPC gallery features fine art prints from around the world. some of the finest printmaking created both locally and internationally. Visitors can view work on the walls while artists create and pull prints from the presses.

Visitor Experience

In addition to watching Chicago artists demonstrate etching and screenprinting, visitors will also have the opportunity to make something themselves to take home. Artists Dennis O'Malley and Hiroshi Ariyama both feature Chicago Architecture in their handmade prints. CPC Director Deborah Maris Lader will be pulling Chicago-themed etchings from the press, while Hiroshi demonstrates his signature, multi-layer screen printing technique. Dennis will be hand-watercoloring his architecturally-themed prints on site. Visitors can watch, film, and ask questions about the process and get to know each artist's work.

The entire space will be open to visitors, including the printmaker party deck on the roof, festooned with string lights and snacks (weather permitting). CPC Studio & Gallery Manager Jack Spector-Bishop will be on hand to guide visitors through the space and answer questions.

There will be a table set up with an architecture-themed stamping project, appropriate for all ages, to keep young people engaged.