About The Festival

What is the Street Printing Festival?


-  July 10, 11 m to 5 pm
-  A 4-ton pavement roller - on the SCA parking lot -  is used to create one of a kind prints. An amazig spectacle. Prints are sold to support the SCA Visual Arts Program.
-  Booths with art : book-art, printmaking, letterpress printing, interactive activities for all ages, a booth of printmaking for the younger working under the guidance of a certified teacher, a collaborative printing project for all, more wonderful art, food, wine, beer, live music... 

- Featured artists: Rik Olson (Sebastopol), Mark Ross (Santa Rosa), Eric Rewitzer (San Francisco), Lindsey Vargas (Santa Rosa), Luz Marina Ruiz (Oakland), Hannah Skoonberg (Santa Rosa JC), Barbara Kelley (Santa rosa),   Sally Briggs (Sebstopol), Tim Haworth (Sebastopol), Cheryl Itamura (Santa Rosa). 

- we are still accepting vendors, volunteers and artwork 12" x 12"
- A day of outdoor fun for everyone!
- NOT to be missed


The Sebastopol Center for the Arts Street Printing Festival is an annual event that gathers artists, printmakers and book lovers for a day of celebrating printing and the printed work.

The main attraction, of course, is the Street Printing! This is where you get to watch in real time as hand-carved linoleum blocks are inked, placed in the street, papered, felted, and then printed by being run over with a 4,000 pound pavement roller, (think steam roller with no steam). You have to see it to believe it!  An attraction for any age, this extraordinary event teaches about printmaking and allows the individual or a group or the whole family to spend time together in a pleasurable and educational way. Really a day of fun.

The prints created are available for sale, "hot off the ground". Like every original print, they are unique.  Support the SCA Visual Arts programs by purchasing one of these unique prints for yourself, or as a gift.

You can stroll among the booths to browse and buy from a variety of artists: letterpress, print, book arts, or just connect and chat with passionate writers and artists who have interactive activities, like carving a mini block or create and print your own small book.
And if you get hungry.. why not enjoy a snack or meal and a glass of wine or beer?

Would you like to be even more pro active?

Do you want to have your block printed at the festival? You need to purchase a 12" x 12" block from SCA available at the gallery desk.  To have it printed you need to fill in the following form and bring your block no later than June 24!

Do you want to learn how to carve a block and have it printed at the Festival? Learn from internationally acclaimed local artist Rik Olson on May 28 at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. 
A 3-hour workshop on linoleum block carving with artist Rik Olson in preparation for the Street Printing Festival on July 10th. Tools are provided during the workshop. One linoleum block is included in class cost.
Sat, May 28, 10am-2pm in the Painting/Drawing/Weaving Room
$55 member/$60 non-member. Register online with SCA

You can be an awesome volunteer!  Will you join our team and be part of this event?  CLICK HERE

You can have your own booth and sell your art or food. See our VENDOR page.  $65 for a booth; 1 table, 2 chairs included. 

We look forward to seeing you. Mark the date: STREET PRINTING FESTIVAL III, 2016,  Sunday July 10 from 11 am  to 5 pm
on the parking lot of Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol 

To find out more about this festival or to participate as an artist CLICK HERE