Denver Small Press Fest
Jul 11, 2020
Leon and is PRESS are proud to announce the highly anticipated return of Denver Small Press Fest, a celebration of zines, journals, periodicals, small press publications, art, and printmaking, taking place in the galleries of the MSU Denver Center for Visual Art.
The event will feature more than 60 vendors and partners, screen printing demos by Indy Ink, DJ sets, a Leon-curated reading lounge, and as many sensory surprises as can be squeezed into one space on one Saturday afternoon. Admission to Denver Small Press Fest is free to the public and hosted in a fully accessible space.
The mission of Denver Small Press Fest is to provide the creatives behind Denver’s best independent print with a low table fee and a chance to get their work in front of a lively, engaged audience. Table space for vendors for the 2020 festival sold out in less that a week. By putting screen printing demos next to small publishing houses next to fanzine makers next to DJs spinning records, Denver Small Press Fest isn’t just showcasing the results of all of this artistic verve (aka the books and the zines and the records themselves): it’s also celebrating the process of creating and, ideally, inspiring people to create something themselves.
Partners and Sponsors of DSPF 2020 include MSU Denver Center for Visual Art, Indy Ink, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Auxiliary Projects, Dateline, Made in a City, waves zine, and Month of Printmaking Denver Small Press Fest last took place at the Savoy Ballroom on September 19, 2015. DSPF
2015 saw neary 1,000 guests, was featured by CPR and 303 Magazine, and was named Best New Festival in 2015 by Westword. After a brief-but-long hiatus, new and veteran team members have banded together to bring the festival back.