5th Annual Buffalo BookFest
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY
On Saturday, July 9, 2016 The Western New York Book Arts Center will host the 5th Annual Buffalo BookFest, a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts. The festival will feature an artist’s market and a complete schedule of free indoor and outdoor hands-on demonstrations of the book arts for all ages, including steamroller printmaking! This event is free and open to the public, taking place inside both floors of the Book Arts Center, stretching across the newly opened Mohawk Street, and spilling into the adjacent parking lot–you won’t want to miss this festival.
The 5th Annual Buffalo BookFest Artist’s Market will highlight Western New York’s most talented craftspeople, artisans, and writers. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to browse through and purchase locally handmade goods including hand-bound books, letterpress prints, small press publications, zines, and loads of handmade crafts! The market will be held on the ground floor of WNYBAC and in an outdoors.
Buffalo BookFest special event highlights:
- Steamroller printmaking all day – Heavy Metal meets Big Wood! Artists from near & far have carved giant woodcut blocks to be printed using the awesome power and weight of the most mobile of printing presses: a steamroller! Festivalgoers will have the chance to purchase these one of a kind massive prints and meet some of the artists!
- Schedule of Book Arts Demonstrations for all ages including – Origami & Hand-Stitched Bookmaking, Letterpress printing of cards & posters, Screenprinting posters & t-shirts, Paper Marbling, Papermaking, Printmaking for kids, and so, so much more!
- Artist Market and Vendor Fair all day– Peruse through over 30+ Vendors specializing in book arts, printing, and hand hewn crafts. The market will be held on the ground floor of WNYBAC and outside! Guests can browse through a great selection of hand-printed items, bookbinding supplies, paper, new books, and even local publications for sale in our air conditioned gallery.
- Music & Food at Casa Di Pizza – Enjoy the festival in outdoor seating while enjoying some scrumptious pizza and free tastings. Keep the festival going after 5pm with free live music on the Casa di Pizza patio! Casa di Pizza is WNYBAC’s newest next-door neighbor!
All taking place within one block of the WNY Book Arts Center – 468 Washington St. Buffalo NY 14203.
Admission is Free – Free Parking on adjacent streets or take the Metro Rail down! – Paid lots next door. For more information and vendor applications please visit www.wnybookarts.org/events, call us at 716-348-1430 or visit us in the store Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm.
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