ST. LOUIS (November 2012) – Cherokee Print League (CPL) is excited to announce its Fifth Annual Holiday Sale! The CPL Holiday Sale is one of the largest print sales in the Midwest, showcasing local and regional artists whose work includes printmaking, letterpress, screen printing, and printed fabrics, as well as the ever-evolving creative energy that defines Cherokee Street. The event takes place on Saturday, December 1st, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and provides holiday shoppers with a unique way to complete their shopping lists, supporting both handmade artists and the local economy.
For the first time ever, the CPL Holiday Sale will hold a Preview Party on Friday night, November 30th, 7 – 10pm. The Preview Party will showcase selected works by CPL Holiday Sale vendors, including a mini-retrospective by Firecracker Press. Local Art critic and poet, Jessica Baran will give a “state of the street” address, hitting on the importance of printmaking in the digital age and Cherokee Street as a pillar of the Saint Louis art scene. The Preview Party will be held at 3407 California Ave (just south of Cherokee St), beer provided by Schlafly, music by Ryan Snowden, one of a kind- limited edition buttons provided by Buttonmakers.net & CPL Holiday Sale passports will be available. All are welcome!
This year’s one-of a-kind, hand-printed passports will provide a map of all venues, information on participating artists and discounts to Cherokee restaurants. The first three people to collect all stamps (stamps provided by all participating artists and venues) will receive prizes from Dick Blick.
Venues include St. Louis Curio Shoppe, Paper Boat Studios, Flowers to the People, Aisle 1 Gallery, STyLehouse, Foam Coffee & Beer, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, The Firecracker Press, Apop Records, Drew Henry Salon, Scarlett Garnet, The Community Arts Movement Project (CAMP), High Spektical, [Blank] Space, Loopie’s Market and Tucci Events, Cherokee Street Bikes and MoModerne.
Come enjoy the music, antiques, books, great food, and a variety of art galleries, print shops, and unique venues that make Cherokee Street one of the most interesting urban corridors in the Midwest. The perfect place to do your holiday shopping! The sale takes place along Cherokee Street Saturday, December 1st from 10:00AM – 6:00 PM. Maps will be provided at each location.
For more information, visit us at http://cherokeeprintleague.wordpress.com/ or Facebook us at Cherokee Print League.