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June 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

2nd Annual Block Party

June 11, 11am – 5pm

The Foundry Art Centre is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Block Party. Featuring a full day of family fun, this event is free and open to the public – interactive art projects for all ages, food and drinks, live music, heavy machinery, vendor booths, and the main event – STEAMROLLER PRINTING!

The Block Party encapsulates the Foundry’s mission to engage the community through the arts. Not only that, but it does it in a BIG way, centering on a unique and over-the-top method of printmaking using steamrollers. Large-scale images created by regional artists and arts collectives Grafik House USA, Eugenia Alexander, Ben Bradshaw, Charles Houska, Samantha Mendoza, Mike Pennekamp, Edo Rosenblith, and Webster University’s Print Department are carved on five by three foot woodblocks. Grafik House’s team of inkers roll ink onto these blocks, canvas is laid on top, and then the whole thing is run over with a steamroller – squishing the ink from the woodblock to the canvas. The fantastic completed prints will be taken to the Foundry’s Grand Hall to dry on display.

“Our goal is to educate and share traditional printmaking both locally and globally. We are excited to work again with the team at the Foundry Art Centre, and look forward to getting inky and making art with the community!” says Grafik House’s Liz Hermanson.

In addition to the steamroller prints, the Foundry’s Block Party will feature live music, food and drink tents, and an interactive heavy machinery and vehicle display in the Foundry’s parking lot, where families can safely climb aboard and experience vehicles from the St. Charles Police Department, the St. Charles Fire Department, and St. Charles Public Works. Visitors are invited indoors to visit artist and vendor booths, print demonstrations, and free art activities for all ages.

For more information, please visit us at foundryartcentre.org, or email Jessica Mannisi at jmannisi@foundryartcentre.org. This outdoor art festival is made possible through a partnership with the City of St. Charles, Grafik House USA, and more.

About the Foundry Art Centre
As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.


June 11
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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