Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Steamroller
Festival and helped to make it a success - we will see you next year!
Mark your calendars: april 28, 2018
The Steamroller Festival at [Artspace] at Untitled features the printing of large-scale relief blocks, which are carved from wood or linoleum in the months leading up to the festival, and printed on Tyvek by a 5 ton steamroller on the day of the event.
This festival is a means of collaboration for people of all ages – young children, high school students, artists, and the general public.
The first steamroller festival held at Untitled brought over 200 visitors to Deep Deuce with no advertising. In 2017, we reached out to local businesses and organizations to help us host a Cinco de Mayo party the night before the festival, which featured live music, a meet & greet with the Big Ink artists, and food & drink from some of Oklahoma City's best establishments. With the help of our amazing artists, volunteers, sponsors and collaborators we were able to produce an all-day festival that featured artist demonstrations, a children's tent, food trucks, live music and the main event: printmaking with a steamroller! Wood blocks were carved and printed by high school students from our Mentorship Program, college students and local and regional artists.
Our hope is to grow the festival into an annual event that spans across multiple locations in the Deep Deuce neighborhood and draws people in from all over Oklahoma City and across the state.
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Thank you to our generous 2017 Sponsors + Collaborators