Seattle Art Book Fair Opens May 6

The Seattle Art Book Fair celebrates independent publishing, book design, and books-as-art. The free event features local, national, and international artists, designers, and organizations. This year’s Seattle Art Book Fair takes place May 6 and 7 at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, with more than 65 exhibitors.

Multiple talks will be offered on Saturday and Sunday aimed at creators of art books, zines, and other limited run books. Saturday opens with a discussion of how the the risograph printer can be used for the animation process and share a short screening of risograph animation work. Look for talks on Colonial “zines,” community collaboration and engagement in publishing, and more.

Partners in Print will offer opportunities to engage in letterpress poster printing on Saturday. Visitors can also tour Site/Archive/Cite, an augmented reality art intervention based on the National Archives at Seattle that interrogates the relationship of archive to place and public.

For a full schedule of activities, check seattleartbookfair.org/programs.