Five Points Arts Print Festival

Date: 2023-06-03 - 2023-06-04
Location: Torrington, CT
Five Points Visual Arts Center has partnered with BIG INK to bring large scale woodblock printmaking and many other activities to Connecticut’s Northwest corner!

In 2014, Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet founded BIG INK to foster a community of people who create large woodblock prints. Now, ten years later, they travel all over the country and continue to facilitate workshops nationwide, to encourage appreciation for woodblock printmaking: one impression at a time.

Sixteen submissions including three collaborative groups from Northwestern Regional 7 High School and Hartford Art School, will be participating in BIG INK. Each participant will print up to a 40”x96” carved woodblock on the legendary “Big Tuna” mobile press.

This two-day Print Festival is FREE and open to the public and will include other printmaking activities throughout the Art Center.

For more information call 860-618-2167 or email

So much happening in one place in one weekend:

Juried Print Show - Work by printmakers from all over the country on display at the Art Center.

Lecture Presentation - Dave Williams, renowned Print Collector, Saturday at 3:30PM
Art Market - Artist/vendors selling etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, lithographs, giclee, and digital prints and other print-related arts and items
Silent Auction - Throughout the weekend. Winners to be announced Sunday at 3:00 pm
Food & Entertainment - Great dishes available from Meraki, the Mobile Meltdown and Singing Sliders

Music by Jacques Williams
Demonstrations - Eric Joseph, Fine Art Digital Printing, and the CT Woodcarvers Association as well as other demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Five Points Arts Print Festival