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Located in the Crane Arts Building, Second State Press is a nonprofit 501(c)3 communal printmaking workshop whose mission is to foster the development of ideas and innovation in printmaking by providing artists with a professional, affordable, and supportive workspace.


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Members are at the heart of Second State Press. With a variety of studio packages, time spent at SSP is customizable. We offer facilities for intaglio, relief, screen printing, fabric printing and lithography.  

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PECO Second Saturdays at Second State Press is our FREE public program that allows families and students to come together and learn about printmaking every second Saturday of the month from 12 – 2pm. Each workshop is family and student centered giving one-on-one opportunities to make art!

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SSP hosts a variety of events throughout the year including an annual silent auction for the Member Print Exchange and several free community events the second week of each month. 

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December 2017

SSP has provided me with a growing community of amazing Philly printmakers and a space to cultivate my creative process and studio practice.

Joanna Nowak, Fob Fellow



Fob Holder Program

The Fob Holder program is designed to be a unique & competitive opportunity for artists to have unlimited access to the workspace in exchange for working 12 hours a week for SSP. Each of the Fob Holders are given unlimited access to the facilities, storage for their materials, and exposure to other artists at varying stages in their careers.

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