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The Spudnik Picnik

A Positively Palatable Printing Party

Hands-on Printmaking Tours / Community Cyanotype Portraits / Member Print Sale / Delicious Eats / Sweet Treats & Root Beer Floats / Metropolitan Beer / Dark Matter Coffee / & More

$5 Suggested Donation / Open to the Public

Join Spudnik Press printmakers on Saturday, July 9, 12pm – 5pm at the Hubbard Street Lofts for a gathering with food, friends and art. Grab your blanket and a friend (or three) for an afternoon that combines the best of Chicago’s neighborhood festivals with a hearty side of hands-on printmaking.

This is not your typical picnic! The Hubbard Street Lofts outdoor parking lot will transform into our printmaking and picnic paradise. Bask in the summer sunshine to help Spudnik create large-scale cyanotype banners with an interactive all-ages community art project. Plus, a $10 Tour Pass gets you an all-access pass to the Spudnik Press studios, an introduction to a variety of unique printing presses, and you’ll print your own swag with the hands-on guidance of expert printers.

When you are done making art, don’t miss the Spudnik Press member pop-up art sale. Their affordable and diverse artworks make unique housewarming gifts and brighten any corner of your apartment.

These unexpected artistic treats will be balanced by casual, conventional picnic fare: hotdogs, root beer floats, a bake sale, coffee from Dark Matter, and beer from Chicago’s own Metropolitan Brewery. Jennifer Greene (DJ Pickled Beets) and Ian Dinsmor will be spinning vinyl, showcasing her unbeatable collection of funk, soul, disco and boogie records.

The Spudnik Picnik is presented by Spudnik Press with support from Metropolitan Brewing and Dark Matter Coffee:

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View The Spudnik Picnik Press Release.