The 11th annual Alt Press Fest showcases Utah’s vibrant alternative-press community. Featuring over forty zine creators, unique printing demonstrations, and creative activities for the whole family.
Alt Press Fest is an annual celebration of zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create in Salt Lake City. Besides browsing the creator booths, you can also pick up a zine with the CWC’s Zine Vending Machine, see demonstrations of gelatin printing, steamroller printing, and try out different creative activities.
A zine is an ephemeral, printed work of art that fully represents its maker. These makers are driven by passion, with no constraints on what they can do and how they can do it. You’ll find them with their head buried in a notebook or hunched over a drafting table. You’ll find them on their bedroom floor surrounded by scissors, glue, discarded pages, and half-filled sketchbooks. You’ll find them standing over a copy machine late at night, months of work finally becoming a finished product.
Alt Press is freedom, creativity, expression, and a little bit of anarchy. It’s DIY publishing, where creators have total control of their work from concept to production.