Prints from the Wayzgoose Kitsap 2020 Celebration
Twenty-eight artists. Thirty-five volunteers. Four weeks. And a ten-ton steamroller. That’s how this print collection was born. Big art. Made in the streets. With love. This exhibit, In/Visible, features a small selection of the twenty-eight prints made in the streets of Bremerton on Labor Day weekend as part of the 2020 Wayzgoose Kitsap festival.
The first known Wayzgoose, thrown in 1681, was a boozy summer feast hosted by a Letterpress Printer for his Print Shop employees. The printing community embraced this annual tradition, often sharing a harvest goose… hence the name, Wayzgoose. Today, the Wayzgoose has been reimagined as a public arts festival. At Wayzgoose Kitsap, local artists print hand-carved linoleum blocks with full-size steamrollers in the streets of Bremerton every Labor Day weekend.