About Anchor Graphics at Columbia College Chicago
Anchor Graphics is a not-for-profit fine art press that brings together, under professional guidance, a diverse community of youth, emerging and established artists, and the public to advance the fine art of printmaking by integrating education with the creation of prints. We offer community access to presses and printmaking equipment.
Anchor Graphics provides educational and professional opportunities to students, artists, and members of the community through classes, exhibitions, artist residencies, lectures, open studio time, publishing projects, and outreach programs.
Anchor Graphics was founded in 1990 as an independent non-profit for the purpose of advancing the fine art printmaking tradition by providing educational and art-making opportunities for both young people and professional artists, and by educating the public about the fine art printmaking process.
Since its inception Anchor Graphics has been creating partnerships with other arts, education and social organizations in the Chicago area to better carry out its mission of providing public access to the fine art of printmaking. On January 1, 2006, Anchor Graphics embarked on its most ambitious partnership to date, by becoming part of Columbia College Chicago. This innovative partnership gives Anchor Graphics access to the resources of Columbia College, allowing our programming to be carried out to its fullest potential and to reach an even wider audience.
Anchor moved into a new facility on Columbia College's campus in April 2006. Having Anchor Graphics at Columbia College carries on an American tradition of having a well-respected fine art press on the grounds of an academic institution. Anchor Graphics continues to provide open access to a professional printshop for the general public while offering new areas of exposure and participation for Columbia's students and faculty. Anchor Graphics' presence on campus provides students access to academic internships, classes and workshops, visiting artists and lecturers from around the world, as well as the expertise of staff. In addition it provides Columbia's students and faculty the opportunity to work on collaborative projects designed to integrate professional artistic work with the educational experience.
Open Studio Hours:
- Phone Line
- Shared Printer
623 S. Wabash Ave. Room 201, Chicago, IL, United States