Columbia College Chicago

Printers' Ball 2011

 Friday, July 29, 2011
6:00-11:00 p.m.

7th Annual Printers' Ball: IT'S ALIVE!
The Ludington Building
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

The Printers’ Ball is an annual celebration of literary culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides available free of charge; live music, readings, and other performances; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more, free to all ages. This past year's theme was "It's  Alive!" Formal attire was NOT required but costumes WERE encouraged!

Slide show photos © Jonathan Mathias 2011 Reserved

The Printers’ Ball was brought to you by the Chicago Underground Library, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts and Special Events Student Affairs, MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine and Poetry. This year’s special guests included: Drag City Records, Judgeworks, New Directions, Pocket Guide to Hell Tours, and Uncle Fun!

Poetry         Chicago Underground Library         MAKE         CBPA Logo

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday:
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 
Saturdays: noon - 4:00 p.m. 

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education packets for each exhibition are available 
upon request. 

You can also visit the gallery any night during a scheduled event. Click here for directions. 

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