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uummm – Saturation Fest

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Screen Printing w/ Jon Roach

Deep in his secrete hide out, one of our board members Jon “Roach” Brosius is getting staff shirts ready for Saturation Fest.

On Saturday May 28th Roach will be screen printing Saturation Fest t-shirts live outside of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum during the DIY Print Fest from 12pm-4pm.

Show up, pick a shirt, size, and color and watch it be printed live on the spot for $15 (only $10 if you bring your own shirt).

This years t-shirt design was done by local artist Daino, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help keep Saturation Fest alive and kickin’ for the years ahead.

Follow the event page on Facebook for more info:

DIY Print Fest

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DIY Riverside!

On Saturday, October 18, Saturation will also host a variety of hands-on workshops taught by artists, such as self-publishing zines, drawing, and publishing. We think this serves as a condensed model of the do-it-yourself ethos of most of the artists and organizers who create Saturation as a labor of love.

In a society that teaches its citizens to equate “culture” with “consumption,” these workshops promote culture as participation.  The purposes of Saturation’s DIY Workshops are  for its participants to share skills and knowledge, to encourage participation and action, and to highlight the ingenuity, creativity, and independent spirit of local artists and teachers.

In a recent interview with the IE Weekly about his band, Dogs of Ire, our friend Fritz Aragon put it perfectly: “In the grand scheme of things, what has evolved is the local community concept to a broader community—it just makes sense,” says Fritz. “We’ve [got] a do-it-together approach, rather than a do-it-yourself.”

Saturation is crazy fun, but if you’re in it just for the entertainment, you’re going to miss the thread that makes it really special… that YOUR PARTICIPATION is crucial. Jump in this week and get involved. Bring your own art, films, music. Spearhead a weird project and get everybody involved. Start a parade. Help out and look out for each other. Don’t wait for permission. Build the world you want, and start with your own hometown. We’re here to have a great time, and we’re working really hard to make it sustainable but we can’t do it alone.

The whole list of workshops is after the jump… see you there!!


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