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SFCB | 17th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Join us online on Sunday, September 27, 2020 for our 17th annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival!


This year San Francisco Center for the Book’s 17th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival will take place online! An annual favorite of the bookarts community, SFCB’s free-to-attend printmaking and book arts extravaganza will include virtual book arts activities, demonstrations, exhibitors, and a livestream of the steamroller print process.

Some things you can count on: the tides, economic fluctuations, and of course, Roadworks. While we do not feel it is safe to host a giant street festival this year, we aren’t about to let a virus keep us from printing giant linoleum cuts with a steamroller! So we are going online with the event this year. We’ll use our parking lot as the press bed and a big ol’ steamroller as the press to print Classic 3’ square prints as well as 9×12” personal prints throughout the day. Order yours and watch it get printed on the livestream. We hope you will be able to join us! Sales of both Classic and Personal prints are a fundraising activity benefiting San Francisco Center for the Book.

Our annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival has become a popular tradition in the Do.Re.Mi (Dogpatch-Potrero-Hill-Mission) Arts District of San Francisco, attracting art, printmaking and book art enthusiasts of all ages from far and wide. We’re looking forward to hosting Roadworks virtually this year and bringing all the excitement and enthusiasm of our annual block party to a wider online audience!