Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Local Artists, Musicians, Zinesters and Screenprinters showcase their work

Photo from the Alt Press Festival facebook page
Utah is home to a vibrant scene of gifted artists, musicians, writers, and screenprinters. For the fourth year in a row, these skilled artisans bring their talents and wares to Salt Lake City Public Library for workshops, demonstrations, performances, and purchase. From 3-9pm on July 7, the public is invited to experience some of the best that Utah has to offer in alternative press.

Headlining this year’s festival are Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, well known for their DIY book, Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine? and the graphic novel Unlovable. Watson and Todd have completed eight books together, and have a broad sphere of expertise as authors, artists, and zinesters. Todd and Watson will be speaking as well as leading workshops at the festival.

Joining Watson and Todd is an eclectic group of performers, writers, and artists, including Mandate Press, Spirit Master, Night Sweats, University of Utah’s Book Arts Program, Jess Smart Smiley, Lars Love Letters, and many, many more.

Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Be certain to stop by The City Library’s Canteena and search through the massive zine collection, one of the largest in the world. For additional information on the Alt Press Fest, and a complete listing of participants, visit or

1 comment:

  1. Utah really does have so many great artists. Thanks for this post! And please give us some suggestions if you have any more musicians we could write about on the Bands from Utah website!


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