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Lancaster Print Crawl

September 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lancaster Print Crawl 2023 | Lancaster, PA | Hempfield Apothetique

Join us for the 6th Annual Print Crawl!

Did you know September 1 is not only First Friday but also Lancaster Print Crawl in downtown Lancaster? Sooo much fun in one night! Are you up for it? We are!

We will be one of the stops where each Print Crawl participant will add print elements to their piece of art. Visit lancasterprintcrawl.com for details.

We’ll also have our own community art project happing in-house, so stop to contribute your creativity. Plus view Lynn Hocker’s painting (Amish Hemp Farmer inspired) “Up In Smoke” along with his other paintings. 🎨 And while you wait, enjoy a beer from Our Town Brewery or a hard cider from Levengoods of Lancaster! 🍻 Or snack on savory treats from Soul Country Vegan.

What is Lancaster Print Crawl?

An interactive printing event that occurs on the first Friday in September each year highlighting the talented design and print communities in Lancaster PA. And we’re proud to announce that Hempfield Apothetique is one of the Print Crawl stops along the way!

The Print Crawl is a short walk around downtown Lancaster, PA that occurs on the first Friday in September each year from 5-9pm. You will need to pick up your poster at the designated registration table in Heritage Square. Registration will open at 4pm, but none of the print shops will be open until 5pm. Your poster will come with a program booklet that has the map in it you will need to use. Follow the map around downtown to each of the print shops to complete your poster. Stops include screen printing, letterpress printing, stamping, laser cutting and vinyl sticker graphics. The whole crawl is about 1 mile (one way) walking start to finish.

The event is set up as “pay-what-you-can” ranging from $0-$20 (buy your poster here) with the additional option of donating to our fundraisers the night of the event OR through our GoFundMe campaigns. The money generated from poster sales goes towards the event costs to ensure we are able to continue coordinating the Print Crawl each year. We also raise money for one graphic design student at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (https://gofund.me/d465f14f) and one design/printing student at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (https://gofund.me/9c06beb2). Donations go directly to whichever school you choose to support.

YOU MUST PURCHASE A BLANK POSTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CRAWL! (you can buy your poster here) You can buy a poster in advance and show your receipt to receive your poster the night of the crawl or you can purchase posters the night of the event although we don’t recommend this option as we might sell out ahead of time. There are options when purchasing posters. If you purchase a t-shirt or a tank top, you get a free poster to participate in the crawl.

Purchase your poster ahead of time so we are sure to have enough posters for everyone!

Purchase posters here: https://lancasterprintcrawl.com/shop

The event is rain or shine. We will have clear sleeves in case of rain to put your posters in to protect them as you walk around town.

Friday, September 1, 2023 | 5:00-9:00PM

Typothecary Letterpress
420 W Grant Street (upstairs)

Steadfast Screen Printing Co.
420 W Grant Street (downstairs)

Force Pkg
Griest Building, 8 N Queen St Building, Mezzanine West

Heritage Press Museum at Building Character
342 N Queen Street

PCA&D – Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
204 N Prince Street (outside – Art Garden)

11 W King Street

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology at Hempfield Botanicals
100 W Walnut Street

213 W King Street

A Day In The Life Records
24 W Walnut Street


September 1, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hempfield Apothetique
100 West Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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(717) 824-3094