November Open House & Art Market

Our annual November sale approaches! As do several other art sales and events in the area—some repeat favorites, some new, all of which we are very excited to do and will thankfully get us out of the house. Come see us at any of them!! One, some, all—

November 2nd-4th: the Pickering Barn Craft Show at the restored 1800s barn in Issaquah, 1730 10th Ave NW. Open Thursday and Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5.

Saturday, November 18th: Backyard Holiday Market at Gretchen Siegrist Clay’s beautiful studio! Handmade goods: ceramics, prints, jewelry, embroidery, fiber arts, and more; and gathering winter supplies for our unhoused neighbors: bring anything you can of tents, sleeping bags, warm coats & pants, hats & gloves, tarps, hand & foot warmers, etc.

Sunday, November 19th: So happy to be back at the Tacoma Is For Lovers fair at King’s Books, 11-4! (We will only be there Sunday but they’re also open 11-4 on Saturday the 18th, with different artists!)

Saturday, December 9th, 6-9, AND Sunday the 10th, 2-5: Delighted to head just down the hill again to The Grocery Studios for their Holiday pop-up.

Come support local artists! See what we have, and more than once—we pack different things for different spaces, so maybe you’ll see something surprising the second time.

November Open Studio & Art Market!

Day Moon Press' Open Studio and Art Market: November 26th, 12-6 pm. Small Business Saturday 2022! At 3320 Beacon Ave. S; masks required. In collaboration with Beacon Arts.

It’s time for our November sale! This Small Business Saturday, November 26th, 12-6 pm, we’re open to the neighborhood to come on in, shop letterpress-printed goods and handmade book arts, and see what our kind of working printshop looks like. In setting up for this year’s market we were uh surprised! to remember that 2022 is the 40-year anniversary of the business moving into the 3320 address.

a photo of a framed black & white photo, the building where Day Moon Press resides. Largely unchanged since it was built in 1930, it's a two-story brick building that used to be a grocery downstairs and an apartment upstairs.

40 years, and we’ve still been here less half the building’s lifespan (built in 1930). Lots of things have changed around here but here’s a couple bricks that have stayed in place.

Leading up to the 26th we’ve been working on some new things, some reprints, some modified reprints—a sneak preview of a print I might still be working on day-of.

We’re also partnering again with Beacon Arts’ South End Public Market, so there will be several other artists & artisans local to south Seattle selling their craft in our weird, hastily-cleaned workspace. Check in with Beacon Arts to see updates about each vendor, as well as SEPM’s monthly, year-round pop-up art markets!

Masks required in the shop, please.

November Art Market, 12-6, Saturday the 20th!

November 20th, 12-6 pm, at 3320 Beacon Ave South. Pop-up art market at Day Moon Press of local vendors, bringing prints, paintings, jewelry, body products, book arts, hot drinks, and more!

Hello all! What year is it. How long has it been. Anyway, we used to do a yearly holiday sale in our shop, and we’re ready to bring that back but a little different this time:

With the South End Public Market arm of Beacon Arts we’re putting on a pop-up market of local artists, selling prints, sculpture, jewelry, body products, paintings, book arts, and more! SEPM is putting on monthly art markets around Beacon Hill, so keep up with them for future events, and applications for vending opportunities. On November 20th, come to our shop to support South End artists, and grab a hot drink and snack in the backyard to fundraise for Beacon Arts!

Masks required inside the shop, please, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

December Art Events

Oh, boy, we’re BUSY the next few weeks—

Saturday, December 7th! We’re tabling at the Arts & Crafts Fair of the Mt. Baker Home Tour — tickets for the home tour are a major fundraiser for the Mt. Baker Community Center, although the art fair in the Clubhouse is completely free to attend & peruse! (10 am to 4 pm)

Friday, December 13th! The School of Visual Concepts is having a FREE talk & poetry reading by their current artist-in-residence, Claudia Castro Luna—she’ll be discussing her letterpress printed artist’s book One River, a Thousand Voices:

One River, a Thousand Voices; Claudia Castro Luna

There will ALSO be a letterpress pop-up shop! We & several other local letterpress printers will have tables there. Again, the event itself is free! But please do RSVP for a chair at the reading. (6 pm – 9 pm)

Saturday, December 14th! Our studio-mate Darius X and his Linocut Night School friends are doing a pop-up sale here in the shop! Come out and support local queer printmakers, see & buy their work!!

Saturday, Dec. 14, 12-6!

Also, there’ll be a make your own print station, and snacks & drinks. (12 pm – 6 pm)

Sunday, December 15th! The 8th Annual Mercatini di Natale pop-up sale—local artists & artisans in Beacon Hill’s FABULOUS pizzeria & Italian restaurant, Bar Del Corso.

Bar Del Corso, Sunday, Dec. 15th

(12 pm – 4 pm)

Woof! Listen, if you can’t keep track of all that, same. Just wander around the city the next two weeks, you’ll probably trip over us eventually.

Winter Sale 2019

This year we’re doing our annual open house/winter sale on Small Business Saturday, November 30th! The Saturday after Thanksgiving we’ll be open 9-6 with letterpress printed goods: cards & journals, a board game, a card deck, an advent calendar, artists’ books; as well as watercolor paintings and digital prints; also, free cookies & wassail.

As always the retail half of the building will be filled with art objects made by us, and by True Bug Press, Notta Pixie Press, Waterland Press, and our studio-mate Darius X Studio. In the back half we’ll be working on a small print object all day, mockup to typesetting to printing! Come observe & look at art & get some holiday shopping done at, literally, the only store where most of these things are sold.

Paper Trails 2019

Paper Trails 2019, October 19

Heads up, we’re going to be away from our Beacon Hill shop for several Saturdays in the next few months—we’ll be at other peoples’ very cool events instead! The first is part of Tacoma Arts Month: Paper Trails is an annual sale of book arts and paper arts-related merchandise by local book, paper and letterpress artists.

At King’s Books in Tacoma, on Saturday, October 19th, from 11-5, there’ll be vendors (including us!) selling all kinds of paper arts & crafts, doing demos, and running make-and-take projects! FREE admission, come see & chat!

Wayzgoose Kitsap 2019

Wayzgoose Kitsap 2019
Wayzgoose Kitsap 2019, Aug. 31 & Sep. 1

Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sep. 1, we’ll have a booth at the Wayzgoose Kitsap Arts Festival! 10 am-6pm in downtown Bremerton, there will be steamroller printing, hands-on activities, other local art vendors, and live music, free to attend!

(This also means the main shop will be closed that Saturday. Come see us there instead, or contact us for a make-up appointment!)

Tacoma Wayzgoose 2019

We will be manning a table at the Tacoma Wayzgoose this year! April 27 & 28, 11 am – 4 pm, there will be steamroller printing, t-shirt screenprinting, and various letterpress and book arts activities from many of the vendors! See printers’ goods, talk to them about their work, get your own hands on a little paper-product keepsake.

Check the Tacoma Wayzgoose website and/or follow their Facebook page/Instagram (@tacomawayzgoose) for updates about vendors, activities, and schedules.

(All two of us will be going, so the shop will be closed on Saturday the 27 as well as our usual Sunday off.)

Tacoma is for Lovers: Valentine’s Day craft sale

Tacoma is for Lovers POSTPONED!

Tacoma is for Lovers has been postponed due to weather! We’ll be at King’s Books on Sunday, Feb. 24th instead, 11-4. It’s a two-day event and there’s different artists each day, so check it out Saturday, Sunday, or both. At our table on Sunday we’ll have Big Type for Bad Eyes card decks, notecards (Valentines and otherwise), small prints, date cards & book arts from Notta Pixie Press, and pride flag prints (if printing goes well, there will be new pride flag prints not yet displayed here, too).