Five Points has partnered with BIG INK to bring large scale woodblock printmaking and many other activities to Connecticut’s Northwest corner!

In 2014, Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet founded BIG INK to foster a community of people who create large woodblock prints. Now, ten years later, they travel all over the country and continue to facilitate workshops nationwide, to encourage appreciation for woodblock printmaking: one impression at a time.

Sixteen submissions including three collaborative groups from Northwestern Regional 7 High School and Hartford Art School, will be participating in BIG INK. Each participant will print up to a 40”x96” carved woodblock on the legendary “Big Tuna” mobile press.

This two-day Print Festival is FREE and open to the public and will include other printmaking activities throughout the Art Center. 

For more information call 860-618-2167 or email

So much happening in one place in one weekend:

Juried Print Show

Lecture Presentation

Work by 83 printmakers from all over the country is on display at the Art Center.

Dave Williams, renowned Print Collector, Saturday at 3:30 PM

Art Market

Artist/vendors selling etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, lithographs, giclee, and  
digital prints and other print-related arts and items

Silent Auction

Throughout the weekend. Winners to be announced Sunday at 3:00 pm

Food & Entertainment

Great dishes available from Meraki, the Mobile Meltdown and Singing Sliders 

Music by Jacques Williams


Eric Joseph, Fine Art Digital Printing,  and the CT Woodcarvers Association
as well as other demonstrations throughout the weekend.



Copper Level Sponsors:

Freestyle Photo & Imaging Supplies, Los Angeles, CA

The Dave H. & Reba W. Williams Foundation



Zinc Level Sponsors:

Zeller Tire, Torrington, CT



Brass Level Sponsors:

Expert Rental, Torrington CT

The Iffland Lumber Company, Torrington, CT

JN White & Jason Aymerich, President, Perry, NY



Five Points Arts is a 501(C)3 non profit organization, that is supported in part by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, DECD.