Second annual Steamroller Printmaking Event Sept. 18 in Creede

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    Creede Arts Council 

    Join us for the second annual Steamroller Printmaking Event on Sept. 18, hosted by the Creede Arts Council, a nonprofit organization in Creede, Colo. 

    This event takes place outdoors on Main Street Creede during the Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show. Our goal is to fulfill our mission to promote the arts and humanities in our community through education, exhibition and performance, and to foster local artistic talent.

    The event will take place on the intersection of N. 1st Street and N. Main Street in Creede during the Cruisin’ the Canyon car show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Artists have created and carved woodblocks of their own original design. The day of the event, with volunteers from the Arts Council, the artists and the community, the boards are inked by hand, placed on the street with paper placed over the boards where a steamroller (road bed compactor) will roll over them,pressing the paper onto the board. The resulting outcome is a colossal fine art print. 

    All works will be offered for sale the day of the event with 50 percent going to the artist and 50 percent to support the Creede Arts Council programs. Artists will be present the day of the event to discuss their work and be a part of the live printing.

    The Creede Arts Council will be following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines the day of the event.