Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival

Sun Sep 29, 2013
San Francisco Center For the Book
11am - 4pm
Arts, Galleries, Literary Arts, Other Literary Arts, Art Festivals, Books, Arts & Crafts Education


The 10th Annual Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Festival wil be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:00am-4:00pm on Rhode Island Street in Potrero Hill between 16th and 17th Streets.

The San Francisco Center for the Book’s annual Roadworks Street Fair is a day-long public printmaking showcase presented amid a selection of local food and fine craft vendors. Using a three-ton construction steamroller and an unlikely letterpress bed - Rhode Island Street - a team of artists and printers print large-scale prints from three-foot-square hand-carved linoleum blocks. Now in its 9th year, Roadworks has become a casual, popular tradition in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, drawing printmaking and book art enthusiasts as well as locals and families. Events for children will be scheduled all day. Free tours of the Austin/Burch Gallery, plus free letterpress, bookbinding, and other mini-workshops will be offered at SFCB during the festival.

The 3'-0" x 3'-0" steamroller prints will be for sale at SFCB during the event in a limited edition of three prints of each artists lino cut. The steamroller prints are highly limited editions, so if you are interested in the work of a specific featured artist, contact us at [email protected] to reserve your print in advance. There will be an online preview available the day before the event where you can buy your print online even if you can't make it to Roadworks.

RSVP for the event here.

2013 Featured Artists whose work will be printed by Steamroller: Rik Olson | Kit Hinrichs | Patricia Curtan | Mike Kimball | Anna Branning of Dutch Door Press | Rich Fowler of Boarding All Rows | Eric Rewitzer of Three Fish Studios | James Tucker of the Aesthetic Union | C.K.Itamura of Peach Farm Studio

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  1. San Francisco Center For the Book
    300 De Haro, San Francisco, CA