Downtown AA Library hosts 2019 Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival

Traditionally, a wayzgoose was an annual celebration put on by a master printer for his workmen. Nowadays, it’s a festival that celebrates the art and practice of printing by hand.  

The 2019 Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival features some of the most exciting artists working in the field of printing today. 

Friday, Oct. 11

5:10–6:00pm
Patricia A. Cost: Puzzles, Type Revivals, and Getting to Know the Bentons
Clark Library, University of Michigan (Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 2nd Floor)

6–7:00pm
Ben Denzer: Cheese, Stamps, Wheels, Catalogs, and Ice Cream
Clark Library, University of Michigan (Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 2nd Floor)

7–9:00pm
Opening Reception
Meet & mingle with Wayzgoose vendors and members of the local printing community.  Then catch a gallery talk by Amos Kennedy.
Ann Arbor Art Center (117 W Liberty)

8–8:30 pm
Gallery Talk with Amos Kennedy
Join us during the opening reception for the 2019 Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival, where Amos Kennedy will discuss his exhibit Stuff Found in the Back of the Flat File, on display at the Art Center from October 1 to October 13.
Ann Arbor Art Center (117 W Liberty)

Saturday, Oct. 12

All events take place at the Downtown Library.

Exhibit | Wayzgoose 2019 Posters and Paper Sculpture: The Art of American Printmaking
This exhibit runs September 4 to October 18 and features works by Sarah Brown of Questionable Press and Amos Kennedy of Kennedy Prints.
Lower Level

10:30am–noon
Voices in Print Speaker Series

Talks include:
10:30–11:00am: Amos Kennedy of Kennedy Prints
11–11:30am: Sarah Brown of Questionable Press
11:30–noon: Greg Walters, Typecaster & Printer
Multi Purpose Room

Noon–5:30pm
Vendor Fair
Shop a fabulous vendor fair featuring all hand-printed goods in the mediums of letterpress, screen printing, and block printing. Pick up some handmade wood type, lead ornaments, various printers tools, or even your very own letterpress.
1st Floor Lobby

Noon–3:30pm
Pedal Prints
Visit the Ann Arbor Art Center’s screen printing bike, Pedal Prints, and pull a limited edition Wayzgoose screen print!  All ages are welcome but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Front Porch

Noon–3:30pm
Street Ink
Make a unique print from historic Ann Arbor manhole covers.  All ages are welcome but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Youth Story Corner

1–4:00pm
Hands-On Printmaking!
Drop into the Secret Lab anytime between 1pm-4pm to create your own prints!  Bind and letterpress decorate a spiral notebook, print a special Wayzgoose bookmark, and screen print with Modati Studios.
Secret Lab

2019 Vendor List

Arsenal Handicraft
Boutique de Junque
Gregory Walters
JoLee Prints
Treehouse Block Prints
Sajeev Visweswaran Art
Memory Lane Pottery and Glass
Moore Wood Type, LLC
Hooray Forever
University of Michigan Library Book Arts Studio
Black Thread Studio
Cakeasaurus Prints
The Prankster Press
J.A. Richard
RIT Press
The Aquarius House
Tim Gralewski
Arthur Durkee Arts
Signal-Return
Big Mitten Linocuts
Belair Fresh Prints
Moonmoth Press
ThoughtWell Media
April West
Ryan Molloy
Letterpressions
Paloma Núñez-Regueiro
Rusty Nail Studio
Sierra Brown
Michael Gill Books & Prints
Beacon & Batten
Venadito Press
Chimera Projects LLC
Punctual Press
Cecile Derel
Questionable Press
Kristy Monnin
Lavinia Hanachiuc
JK Press
Chadwick Noellert
Kennedy Prints
Ben Denzer
Michigan Letterpress Guild

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea