List of Events

List of Events


June 20, 2017 | Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis Poetry Reading
Tuesday, 7pm
So excited to have two of our favorite poets — Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis — reading at PRINTtEXT! More info and RSVP.

June 21, 2017 | Blog to Book Panel with Indy Women in Food
Wednesday, Doors open 6:30pm, Discussion at 7pm
Join Indy Women in Food to celebrate Nicole Gulotta's new book Eat this Poem with a Blog to Book discussion. The panel features Sonja Overhiser of A Couple Cooks, Shelly Westerhausen of Vegetarian Ventures, Lauren McDuffie of Harvest & Honey, and Nicole Gulotta of Eat This Poem. Moderated by Leslie Bailey

We'll have Eat this Poem books for sale (and Shelly's newly launched Vegetarian Heartland)!

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the conversation begins at 7 pm!


Vito Acconci - Four Works from the 1970s
Hosted by Christopher West Presents
Opening Reception: May 19, 6-8 pm

Please join us to celebrate four early and important works by American artist Vito Acconci.  Acconci came of age in the politically agitated years when artists began trying to find ways around the making and selling of objects. By the late 1960s, Acconci had transformed himself into a performance and video artist, often using his own body as the subject matter. Much of his work was highly confrontational and incorporated subversive social commentary. In 1969 he began using photography to document various actions, four examples of these photographs comprise this exhibition. For more information about the event and artist visit here 


June 11, 2017 | Face À Face Writer Workshop Vol. 1
Sunday, 2-4pm 
Join FAF Collective for their first writers workshop! They'll be talking about what being a writer means to you, free write and more!

June 4, 2017 | Face À Face presents: black men are magic
Sunday, 7-9pm 
Join the FAF Collective for an amazing sunday evening reading dedicated to the magical black male artists in our community. these light bearers will share their perspectives and light w us.

featured artists:
~ Courtland "Fre$co" Tunstill of New Wave Collective
~ Daryl Hollonquest Jr, comedian/writer
~ Justin Brown, artist
~ Theon Lee, artist
~Ronald Lora-Castillo, artist

light refreshments will be provided. ✨
$5 suggested donation

April 1, 2017 | Huckleberry's 10th Birthday!
Saturday, all day
We'll have peanut butter cookies at the shop to celebrate. Come by!

March 25, 2017 | PRINTtEXT 3rd Anniversary Party!
Saturday, 6-9pm
We’re celebrating 3 years of PRINTtEXT! Come join us for punch, pastries, people and publications! Here’s a quick look at some projects and events we had the privilege of working on this past year: We published INDPLS Guide, started two new broadsheet series—DIDACTIC and ASYMMETRY, hosted A\M's 8-part Syntax Season exhibition, a panel on women in the food industry with Cherry Bombe, a listening party with Rokh, readings with Face A Face and Soft River, and launch parties with Driftless Magazine, Things Organized Neatly, Molly Yeh, Commercial Artisan, and more!

March 15, 2017 | Lit Lit Presents The How To Keep Full Tour
Wednesday, 7-9pm
Come chill and drink in some positive vibes from Monster House Press poetry darlings, Michelle Gottschlich, Wendy Lee Spacek and Morgan Eldridge, and Rad Wytch Bree Jo'ann. FREE. More info and RSVP here

February 26, 2017 | shehive meetup
Sunday, 3-5pm
shehive meetups are informal, gender inclusive spaces to discuss reading material related to gender, sexuality, race, and class. This meetup will explore the relationship between vaginas and feminist organizing. We're specifically discussing black feminist theory/practice, navigating AND dismantling transmisogyny in response to last month's Women's March on Washington. For more information and a link to the reading material, visit here. Children are welcome but conversation will not be censored.  

February 19, 2017 | Syntax Season Closing Party & Didactic Launch
Sunday, 2-4pm
Join us to celebrate and close the eight-part Syntax Season series that opened in May 2016. This is your last chance to see the work of Kay Rosen for Syntax Season. We'll also be launching the next issue of DIDACTIC – a broadsheet zine series created by PRINTtEXT. The new issue, guest-curated by A\M, expands on the series theme, featuring the work of 34 artists, including Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger and John Baldessari – along with the eight artists who participated in the series – Nathaniel Russell, Deb Sokolow, Stephanie Brooks, Alice Tippit, Jesse Malmed, Eric May, Jeff Geesa, and Kay Rosen. We'll have food, drinks, great company and art -- plus all attendees will get a free issue of the Syntax Season DIDACTIC! More info and RSVP here

January 28, 2017 | Syntax Season: KAY ROSEN Opening Reception
Saturday, 3-5pm
Kay Rosen for Syntax Season, 
curated by A\M, brings together various facets of Rosen’s language-based practice, such as video, print, and installation, welcoming viewers to reconsider the act of reading and the stability of language. The opening reception is on Saturday, January 28, 3-5 pm. This is the final exhibition in the Syntax Season series, and it will be on display January 28 - February 19. For more information about the exhibition and series, please visit

January 15, 2017 | Face À Face presents: Pieces
Sunday, 7-9pm 
Join the FAF Collective creators and other Indy magic makers, as we share "pieces" of black girl magic. Featuring readings by: Ari Attack, Jaz (Spaceyamz), Tea, Bree, Leah and Alisha. More info and RSVP here

December 17 – January 8, 2017 | Syntax Season: JEFF GEESA 
Location and holiday hours here.
A\M is honored to present the work of Jeff Geesa – an Indianapolis native – in the seventh exhibition of Syntax Season, co-curated with artist and professor Kay Rosen. The exhibition will be on display December 17 – January 8, 2017. More info here

17 December 2016 | Syntax Season: JEFF GEESA Opening Reception
Saturday, 3-5pm
A\M is honored to present the work of Jeff Geesa – an Indianapolis native – in the seventh exhibition of Syntax Season, co-curated with artist and professor Kay Rosen. The exhibition will be on display December 17 – January 8, 2017. RSVP and more info here

12 December 2016 | Cherry Bombe: Indy Women & Food Panel
Monday, 5:30pm
We’re partnering with Cherry Bombe to host an event about all the amazing Indianapolis women growing, cooking, serving, and making food! Featuring a panel discussion about our local food scene led by Cherry Bombe's Founder, Kerry Diamond. From hives to healthcare, television to instagram, restaurants to magazines, on the table and in print, we’ve pulled together a cross-section look at Indianapolis’ vibrant female-led food community. Our panelists are: MasterChef Tanorria AskewA Couple Cooks' Sonja Overhiser, Eskenazi Sky Farm's Rachel White, Bee Public's Kate Franzman, and Tlaolli's Carla Hutchinson. Thank you to our incredible event sponsor for providing food and drink from Napolese Pizzeria, whose founder Martha Hoover has been featured in Cherry Bombe and at their annual Jubilee conference. Join us for great company, conversation and of course we'll have the new Cherry Bombe for sale! More details and RSVP here

21 November 2016 | Molly on the Range Book Signing
Monday, 5:30pm
We’re excited to partner with A Couple Cooks to welcome and celebrate Molly Yeh, author of the new cookbook "Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm." We’ll have bites, bubbly, and of course the book for sale! (And if you already have the book, you’re welcome to bring it for Molly to sign) RSVP and more info here.

12 November 2016 | Syntax Season: ERIC MAY Opening Reception
Saturday, 3-5pm
Join us for the opening of the sixth exhibition in Syntax Season, organized by A\M, featuring new work by Chicago-based artist Eric May. As a chef, writer and artist, May’s multidisciplinary practice considers food as a language, and explores the social, racial and economic issues that govern our cultural attitudes and prejudices towards food, cooking and eating. The exhibition will be on display November 12 – December 4, 2016. More info here

4 November 2016 | COMMERCIAL ARTICLE 09 Launch
Friday, 6-9pm
Austrian transplant! Super-graphics pioneer! Screenprinting rock star! He is Roland Hobart! Please join us as we celebrate the launch of the ninth issue of Commercial Article — the publication that shines a light on the little-known design history of Indiana! RSVP and more info here.

15 October 2016 | INDPLS GUIDE Launch
Saturday, 3-6pm
We're excited to launch our guide book, in which we take a look at Indianapolis and some of our favorite places, people and happenings. Featuring design by Commercial Artisan, illustrations by Manuja Waldia, and interviews & conversations with Tamika Catchings, John Green, Elle Roberts, Jonathan Nesci, Kaveh Akbar, Lauren Zoll, Oreo Jones and more. More info here

11 October 2016 | Vouched Books Presents!
Tuesday, 8-10pm
Four fab readers –– Christopher Negwent, Bree Jo'Ann, Nate Logan & Matt Hart –– at PRINTtEXT for one night only. Don't miss it.

9 October 2016 | A Seat at the Table Listening & Viewing Party
A private salon to listen to the new album by Solange; hosted by Rokh.

8 October 2016 | The Month Show with Jesse Malmed Opening Reception
Saturday, 3-5pm
Jesse Malmed is the fifth artist of Syntax Season. The exhibition will be on display October 8 - 30, 2016. More info here

29 September - 1 October 2016 | Foundations & Futures
Columbus, Indiana
We partnered with Exhibit Columbus, an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community, to produce our 3rd issue of DIDACTIC as a textual supplement for their 2016 Symposium, “Foundations and Futures.” We'll be on site distributing DIDACTIC, a broadsheet zine that features nine site histories by Enrique Ramirez with photographs by Hadley Fruits, an examination of Eames Aluminum Group by Amy Auscherman, and a B-sides tour of Columbus by Matt Shaw. For more information on Exhibit Columbus visit

12-19 September 2016 | NYFW and NYABF
We will be in New York for Fashion Week and Printed Matter's Art Book Fair. Back open Tuesday, 20 September.

3 September 2016 | Syntax Season: ALICE TIPPIT Opening Reception
Saturday, 3-5pm
Alice Tippit is the fourth artist of Syntax Season. Working with a formal vocabulary comprised of familiar symbols, shapes and forms –– many of which reference genres such as still life and portraiture –– Tippit's intimately-scaled graphic paintings are at once legible, poetic and enigmatic. The exhibition will be on display September 3 - 25, 2016. More info here

24 August 2016 | DIDACTIC 03 Launch
Wednesday, 6-8pm
The launch of the 3rd issue of DIDACTIC in which we take a look at the architectural history of Columbus, Indiana. Featuring nine site histories by Enrique Ramirez with photographs by Hadley Fruits, the issue also includes an examination of Eames Aluminum Group by Amy Auscherman, and a B-sides tour of Columbus by Matt Shaw. DIDACTIC 03 is a textual supplement to the inaugural symposium for Exhibit Columbus, "Foundations and Futures." More info here

30 July 2016 | Syntax Season: STEPHANIE BROOKS Opening Reception
Saturday, 3-5pm
Stephanie Brooks is the third artist for Syntax Season. Brooks works with the visual language and tropes of bureaucratic culture, imbuing seemingly neutral and objective forms with highly personal and emotive content. In addition to new and previous works by Brooks, this exhibition will also feature work by Chicago-based artist and educator Oli Watt, as selected by Brooks. The exhibition will be on display July 30-August 21, 2016. More info here

25 June 2016 | Syntax Season: DEB SOKOLOW Opening Reception
Saturday, 2-5pm
Deb Sokolow is the second artist for Syntax Season. Sokolow returns to a favorite subject for this exhibition, with nine new works that focus on the personal life of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Her work will be on display June 25-July 17, 2016. More info here

9 June 2016 | Prodigal Literary Mag Launch
Thursday, 7pm
The launch of Prodigal's second issue and readings by three poets: Lara Mimosa Montes, Kara Krewer, and Matt Minicucci. Plus drinks and people! 

3 June 2016 | COMMERCIAL ARTICLE 08 Launch Party
Friday, 6pm
The 8th Commercial Article features the historic Tuckaway house and the life and work of its owners, fashion designer, George Philip Meier and palm reader, Nellie Simmons Meier.

26 May 2016 | End of Soft River
Thursday, 7pm
The finale of the Soft River series, featuring readings by Yalie Kamara, Bree Jo'anne, Lydia Johnson and more TBA. More info here

21 May 2016 | Syntax Season: NATHANIEL RUSSELL Opening Reception
Saturday, 2-5pm
The first in a series of solo exhibitions at PRINTtEXT that brings together eight regional artists whose practices engage in various kinds of language games. Organized by A\M, the series, titled Syntax Season, runs from May 2016 to February 2017. More info here

May 2016 - Feb 2017 | Syntax Season
A series of solo exhibitions at PRINTtEXT, organized by A\M, that brings together eight artists whose practices engage in various kinds of language games. Working with words, text, text-like images and image-like texts, these artists consider how we engage with language and, more specifically, how we construct meaning. More info here

14 May 2016 | DRIFTLESS Magazine: Meet the Makers
Saturday, 2-5pm
Meet Leah + Anna + Shelly of Driftless, enjoy hand brewed Tinker Coffee served by Open Society Public House, and peruse through current and past issues of the magazine. More info here

14 May 2016 | Divedapper Poetry Carnival
Saturday, 12-8pm
Poetry readings, workshops, carnival games, live music and fair food. We'll have a table! More info here

7 May 2016 | Future Past Art Show
Saturday, at Central State Mental Institution and Hospital
Lots of artists + a new Didactic zine from us! More info here.

29 April 2016 | Things Organized Neatly Party
Friday, 7pm
With Austin Radcliffe. More info here.

16 April 2016 | Record Store Day
Saturday, noon-7pm
Our neighbors, LUNA music, are throwing a block party! More info here.

2 April 2016 | Huckleberry's 9th Birthday Party
Saturday, all day
Peanut butter everything, obvi.

10 March 2016 | Soft River Reading
Thursday, 7pm
Featuring James Payne, Bella Bravo, Jenn Marie Nunes, Mel Coole, and Edwin R. Perry. More info here.

4 March 2016 | MUSEUM OF PSYCHPHONICS Opening Night Party
Friday, 5-8pm. 
Debuting a PRINTtEXT-designed and edited zine. The Museum is located in the Murphy Building, tucked into the Joyful Noise Recordings space. More info here.

16-25 February 2016 | Closed for Vacation

4 February 2016 | Soft River Reading
Thursday, 7pm. More info here.

Saturday, 6-9pm
Coffee and pie. And donuts and punch. More info and RSVP here.

21 January 2016 | Soft River Reading
Thursday, 7pm
Featuring Alessandra Lynch and Callista Buchen. More info here.

30 December 2015 | Book Release Party
Wednesday, 7:30pm
Poetry reading celebrating the launch of Psychocogynecology, a new book of poems by Wendy Lee Spacek with Soft River & Monster House Press. Featuring Wendy Lee Spacek, James Payne, Morgan Eldridge, and Richard Wehrenberg, Jr. Featuring music by Kleinerwasserbar. With live animations by Emily Gable! More info here.

27-28 November 2015 | Black Friday + Small Business Saturday
Open early, open late. 

24 November 2015 | Poetry Reading
Tuesday, 7pm
With Kaveh Akbar, Rachel Sahaidachny, Steve Henn, and Bree Jo'ann. More event info here.

20 November 2015 | CREATIVE MORNINGS
Friday, 8:30am
We will be talking about Work at the November Creative Mornings meetup. Join us at the Speak Easy for free donuts and coffee! Register here.  

7 November 2015 | VONNEGUT Breakfast of Champions
Saturday, 10am
Part of the Vonnegut Memorial Library's annual VonnegutFest. Author Ginger Strand's new book, "The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic," tells the story of Kurt and his (equally remarkable) brother, Bernard. Enjoy a light breakfast and great discussion with the author! RSVP and more info here.

2 November 2015 | MARFA JOURNAL 04 Launch Party
Monday, 7pm
Join us for drinks and magazines and the editors of MARFA JOURNAL!

MARFA JOURNAL is launching their fourth issue as they travel across the US – and PRINTtEXT is hosting their Midwest launch! MARFA JOURNAL is a biannual publication, created by artists for artists and inspired by Marfa, Texas.

MARFA JOURNAL was started a couple years ago by Alexandra Gordienko as her Central Saint Martins graduation project, and has evolved into a singular force within the international art and fashion community. Marfa Journal has worked with cultural visionaries from Chloe Sevigny and Richard Mosse to Larry Clark, Olivier Zahm, Gaspar Noe, and Odd Future. Their fourth issue features Paz de la Huerta, Lana del Rey, Ozzy Osborne, Karly Loyce, Larry Flynt and more. RSVP and more info here.

14-21 September 2015 | NYFW and NYABF
We will be in New York for Fashion Week and Printed Matter's Art Book Fair. Back open Tuesday, 22 September.

2 September 2015 | GUTZINE Launch Party
Wednesday, 7pm
A Launch Party for Gutzine's inaugural splash. Come snack on some themed snacks and see what happens during your next bathroom experience, which by the way would be a perfect time to read your issue of Gutzine. More info here.

2 August 2015 | CHICKPEA Magazine Visit
Sunday, 2pm
Meet the makers of Chickpea Magazine at the shop! Cara and Bob will be here to share more about Chickpea, a beautiful community-based vegan food & writing quarterly – plus a sneak peek of their new summer issue! Whether you already follow a plant-based lifestyle, or are simply curious about incorporating more whole foods into your diet, conversation is sure to include favorite recipes, how-to's and tips. (And be sure to bring along your favorite vegan treat to share with the group!) More info here.

5 June 2015 | Vouched Reading
Friday, 6:30pm
Vouched Books is in Indy for a reading featuring three awesome poets: Caleb Curtiss, Charlotte Pence & Maggie Smith. More info here.

21 May 2015 | Soft River Reading
Thursday, 7pm
Tyler Gobble (Austin, TX) / Diana Lynn Small (Austin, TX) / David Watters (Bloomington) / Michelle Gottschlich (Bloomington) / Morgan Eldridge (Bloomington) / Wendy Lee Spacek (INDPLS)

1 April 2015 | The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism with Dr. Jacob Hamblin.
Wednesday, 6-7:30pm
In partnership with IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, Nuvo and Earth Charter Indiana. More info here.

28 February 2015 | PRINTtEXT 1st Anniversary Party!
Saturday, 7-12
A party at the shop! Drinks, snacks, magazines, human beings, etc. More info here! 

5 February 2015 | Design Is One
Thursday, 7-9:30pm
Join as at IndyFringe for a screening of Design is One. The film is a documentary about the legendary and iconic design team of Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Afterwards, Janneane and Benjamin will be giving a talk on design and community. More info here.

23 January 2015 | NOT-THERE
Friday, 7-10pm.
An opening party for Not-There, a documentary series exploring questions of inhabitation and the urban environment in the post-urban development era. Event info here.

27 January 2015 | Soft River Reading Series
Tuesday, 7pm
Live animations. Monster House Press book release. Bring your own pillow. Free. Drinks, too. Event info here.

13 December 2014 | Ex Ex Midwest Issue 2 Launch Party
Saturday, 1-3pm.
Food and drink from Neal Brown. Words from Metonymy. Design by Codo.

2 December 2014 | Farewell to the Urbanophile
Tuesday, 6-8pm.
Come bid Aaron Renn farewell as he moves from IND to NYC.

17 November 2014 | Soft River Reading Series.
Monday, 7-10pm.
This will start promptly at 7-ish. BYOPillow (for seating). We will have drinks available for those over 21. As always, bring some cash to donate to the traveling poets.

10 September 2014 | Fashion Arts Society
Wednesday, 6-9pm
Indianapolis Museum of Art + Chanel.

22 August 2014 | Commercial Article 07 Launch Party.
Friday, 7-11pm
Walter Dorwin Teague: The Dean of Industrial Design

21 August 2014 | We Are City SUMMIT Pop-up.
Thursday, 12-5pm

1 August 2014 | Pattern Store Pop-up.
Friday, 5-10pm.
877 Mass Ave.
Some background on the store here.

19 April 2014 | Record Store Day. Saturday, 8am-9pm.
Annual block party, hosted by LUNA music. Limited edition vinyl releases, live music out back, Upland on tap, sidewalk sale, Little Super... more details & the list of exclusive RSD titles will be posted here.

11 April 2014 | Tanjerine Splash - join us for a happy hour from 7-9pm.

28 March 2014 | Soft River Reading Series. Friday, 7-10pm.
Soft River Reading Series presents an evening of poetry performance and visuals at PRINTtEXT! This time, we will have readings/performances from the talented: Kaveh Akbar, Steve Henn, Edwin R. Perry, Chelsea Tadeyske & Michael Stoneberg. This will start promptly at 7-ish. BYOPillow (for seating). We will have drinks available for those over 21. As always, bring some cash to donate to the traveling poets. Read more here.

8 February 2014 | Grand Opening. Saturday, 8pm-2am.
Join us for the launch of PRINTtEXT, a periodicals shop at 52nd & College. We’ll be on hand to talk about the shop’s publications and anything else you like, and have wine and beer on hand.