Why Give


As a non-profit, your donation helps us do many things.

It allows us to teach the art of letterpress in outreach programs for Detroit schools and local organizations, fulfilling our mission to serve the community. It lets us offer workshops – like Letterpress Basics or The Printed Book – with nationally recognized teachers. It helps us commission artists to come make special projects on our presses. And it helps us bring in national and local artists, poets and writers to speak about their art form, exhibit work or demonstrate their craft.

Your support will help us reach our vision of printmaking and artist residencies for recent visual art graduates. Residencies that bring new ways of thinking to the printmaking and letterpress tradition. Collaborative partnerships where we learn as much from the residents as they do from us.

Finally, your donation will help us continue to be a hive that attracts artists, printmakers and writers to collaborate, be creative and thrive within Eastern Market. And a place where artists can be vocationally trained and can find a retail outlet for their new work in the downtown area.