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Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

Address

4912 N. Western Ave.

Neighborhood

Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 11am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 11am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Renovation

Nicholas Design Collaborative and Insite Architecture, 2015

Description

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—from concert posters to cityscapes—that showcase the compelling beauty of the hand-inked impression.

Visitor Experience

In addition to artist demos, visitors will 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. Dennis will be pulling etchings from the press, while Hiroshi demonstrates his signature, multi-layer screen printing technique. The entire space will be open, including the printmaker party deck on the roof, festooned with string lights and snacks (weather permitting). CPC Director Deborah Maris Lader will be on hand to guide visitors through the space and answer questions.