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Prairie Art Book Fair 2022
September 9 - September 11Free
We are incredibly delighted to announce the launch of this year’s edition of Plug In ICA’s Prairie Art Book Fair. This will be the third iteration of the bi-annual event. Over 15 vendors will gather for three days in our galleries to exhibit an array of printed matter and other published ephemera such as limited-edition catalogues, zines, posters, periodicals, etc. The vendors include an eclectic mix of independent artists, art collectives, artist-run organizations and publishers based across the prairies and beyond. Alongside the fair, we will conduct a string of associated programming activities, including a karaoke night, writing workshops, and a panel discussion.
Prairie Art Book Fair was initially established as a way to bridge the relationship between contemporary art and publishing with a regional focus. Now it has evolved beyond the prairies to become an alternative way to display and share art practices that extend tangentially into various published artifacts.
The fair and associated events are Free and open to all. Please join us to learn more about publishing in the Prairies, find a new favourite book, participate in events and mingle with local artists, writers and publishers.
A complete list of participating exhibitors for this year’s fair include:
Apophony Press | At Bay Press | BlackFlash Magazine | Border Crossings | Carnation Zine
Dunlop Art Gallery | Fernwood Publishing | Fillip | Gallery 1C03 | Garnish Editions |
Hungry Zine | La Maison des artistes visuels francophones | MacKenzie Art Gallery |
Martha Street Studio | Parameter Press | Peripheral Review |
School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba |
Please Save The Date for the three-day fair, which will run from
Friday, September 9, 2022, to Sunday, September 11, 2022, within the following hours:
Friday 5 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
The programming events include the following:
Prairie Art Book Fair Kick-Off Reception &
Karaoke/Listening Party with
Peter Morin and Jimmie Kilpatrick’s Love Songs to End Colonization
Both events will be hosted on the rooftop of the gallery.
8 pm – 10 pm
Panel Discussion with Edmonton-based food culture collective Hungry Zine
Hosted in Gallery Two
Writing Workshop with Apophony Press
Hosted in Gallery Two
12 – 4 pm