We are proud to announce our 9th Annual Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival! This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12-5pm on Rhode Island Street 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 gallery-quality steamroller prints will be for sale at SFCB during a special preview hour prior to the event; limited quantities of the prints will be available at the event itself. The steamroller prints are highly limited editions, so if you are interested in the work of a specific featured artist, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.