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swpfMimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) will be hosting the 4th Annual Southwest Print Fiesta! a regional artisan print festival. Join MRAC in celebrating original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them. Start your art collection with affordable art!

Now in its fourth year, the Southwest Print Fiesta is a celebration of all things printed! Join us October 11- 13, 2019 in beautiful downtown Silver City, NM to experience the awesome variety of work created by printmakers from all over New Mexico, as well Colorado, Texas and Arizona, and all points in between.

The fiesta kicks off with the opening of three separate exhibitions showcasing artists from both the United States and Mexico. A reception will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Friday October 11 at Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway, in downtown Silver City.

Saturday, October 12, 10 am - 5 pm, features an Artisan Marketplace on Market Street between the Big Ditch and Texas Street. Come down to buy some amazing art, and meet the artisans. Watch printmaking demonstrations and try free printmaking activities for all ages! Artisan booths will offer fine art prints, letterpress creations and more for sale.

We will tune up the steamroller at 11 am, and every hour on the hour a large-scale hand-carved artist block will be inked and placed on Market Street. Once inked, a steamroller (think steamroller without the steam) will roll over the blocks to create large artist prints. See it to believe it!

On Sunday, October 13, visiting artist, Valpuri Remling, Master Printer at the Tamarind Institute will be speaking at the Silver City Museum Annex, and later offering portfolio critiques. There will also be workshops and printmaking activities offered to those interested in learning new techniques in printmaking and letterpress.

Be a part of this inspiring Silver City tradition and soak up the inky good vibes. For more information visit: www.southwestprintfiesta.org.

Mimbres Region Arts Council, located in the Wells Fargo Bank building, 1201 Pope St. Tue-Fri, 9-4. Phone: 575.538.2505.

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