First Fridays

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress

When: October 7th, 4 - 8pm

What’s Happening:

Join Cultivating Luminescence and Ladyfingers Letterpress for the Release of the Newly Created Fall Candle line. This event is to celebrate local artist in our community and at Ladyfingers Letterpress we set our focus on LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artisans, activist, artists, creators, makers.... the list goes on.

Artisan Meet and Tarot Reading: Kristina the owner and creator of Cultivating Luminescence will be present for the release and be doing Tarot readings. If you are ready breath, set intentions, reflect and connect we will see you there. The link to sign up for your slot is here.

Custom Printmaking: The Vandercook 219 will be up and running to print Cultivating Luminescence's signature print design. A lovely way to start the season and celebrate Cultivating Luminescence.


Arts Month


Design Week

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress

When: October 8, 10am–4pm

What’s Happening: Join LadyFingers Letterpress and Colorado Springs Design Week!

Get your hands dirty printing on a vintage Vandercook press & experimenting with lettering with pens from the epic pen bar. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required at

Space is limited



Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress

When: October 22, 10am-4pm

What’s Happening:

Join the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs and Ladyfingers Letter press in the Made event. Made is an event celebrating the creatives and makers of Downtown's creative district. This event will highlight local businesses featuring hand-crafted products, live demonstrations, and workshops.

Artist Talk: Join Ladyfingers for a tour of their manufacturing and printing facilities at noon on October 22nd. Learn the history of how these makers started out and how they landed back in Colorado Springs after a decade of being away. See examples of past work and ask questions.

Print your own Postcard: The Vandercook 219 letterpress will be set up for guests to print their own Downtown Postcard from 11am-4pm free of charge. This is a family-friendly event, bring the kids, bring a friend, and come and make some new friends!

No need to register in advance. Accessibility details can be found here.


Community Events


Poetry719 5th Annual Poetry Festival

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress

When: October 23,11am4pm

What’s Happening:

Join Poetry719 and Ladyfingers Letterpress with a Printmaking & Social Justice Open Mic Ft. Irina Amouzou w/ CC Mobile Arts. This a free event to celebrate 5 years of art activism and representation in the 719 region. Art is activism and our voice matters. Please come and share your voice with us!

Custom Printmaking: Come print a custom Poetry719 print with us on the Vandercook 219! A hands-on event for all ages. Making something with our own hands and hearts is what we are all about and we are happy to share it with you.

Poetry Open Mic: Share your talents in the open mic! A day filled with the opportunity to hear new talent, familiar talent, and to hear an incredible feature.