JCBA's Hand Papermaking Lab, located at historic T6
Saturday June 25, 2016
10 AM to 4 PM

The Midsummer Makers Marketplace at Florida Atlantic University's Jaffe Center for Book Arts is shaping up to be the best one yet, with lots of new makers and the return of some old favorites. These marketplaces are designed to foster the creative spirit by encouraging entrepreneurship, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas, supporting local artisans and creatives with a focus on the seasonal and the handmade.
This marketplace will feature an eclectic mix of local artisans and small creative companies, including Convivio Bookworks (letterpress prints; culinary herbs and herbal teas); CUT/SEW Patternmaking (start-to-finish handmade and handprinted sewing patterns); Elayna Toby Art (amazingly cool kinetic jewelry and sculpture); Kianga African Art Treasures (fiber art and mixed media collage, handmade cards); Lorna Ruth Galloway (photos and screenprints by one of my favorite local artists); Massage Heights (complimentary chair massages for weary (and non-weary) shoppers); Paper Bird (cut paper designs); Paper Owl Artists (handmade cards and journals); Rain in the Summertime (handmade small delights for children); Janis Savran & Michelle Sherman (greeting cards and works on paper);  Sweet Eleni's (baked goods); and Xtal Art Studios (art cards, note cards, prints and phone cases)..
There will be opportunities for visitors to tap into their own creativity, too, with a letterpress print project on one of the Jaffe Center's historic printing presses and a "Creation Station" with artist Elayna Toby Singer.
Admission to the Midsummer Makers Marketplace is free and parking is free, close-by and abundant. The marketplace is located at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts' satellite studios at FAU's historic T6 Building on the northeast corner of campus, near the football stadium. Look for the special Makers Marketplace roadsigns that will be placed strategically on campus roads to guide you in to this one-day event.

Historic T6 is located on FAU's Boca Raton campus, at the northeast corner, very close to Henderson School and the FAU Football Stadium and directly across the street from the east entrance of Palm Beach State College. We will have directional road signs placed strategically on main campus roads directing you to the place, along with free, close-by parking.

From Glades Road:
Enter the FAU campus at the main entrance (the one closest to I-95) and you will find yourself on West University Drive. Continue straight. The road will curve eventually and become North University Drive and the Football Stadium will soon be in view. There will be a traffic light just past the stadium. Continue straight, and make a left turn at the stop sign, onto NW 8th Avenue. On your right, across from the entrance to Palm Beach State College, is T6, a long single-story building with a tall brick chimney. This is the place! T5 is the next building, and then comes a parking lot, which is where you should park.

From Spanish River Boulevard:
Enter the FAU Campus at the traffic light at FAU Boulevard. Before the road makes a big curve off to the west, you will make a left turn onto NW 8th Avenue. Palm Beach State College will be on your right, and on your left, you will soon see two long single-story buildings with tall brick chimneys. These are Buildings T5 and T6. Park in the parking lot just north of T5. The Paper Lab is located a very short walk away in T6.


JCBA's Famous Letterwriting Socials

First Friday of Each Month
3 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
$10 donation

February 2016 marks the third anniversary of Real Mail Fridays, and this monthly pen-to-paper event is showing no signs of slowing down. Real Mail Fridays is the antithesis to our fast paced world of text messages and emails. Think about the last time you found a handwritten letter in your mailbox: It's a magical moment, isn't it? We hold that letter, we pause, we look at it. It's a moment out of time and a small cause for celebration. Real Mail Fridays is all about harnessing that magic and in this spirit, Real Mail enthusiasts gather at JCBA each First Friday of the month to spread more joy and celebration in the world. We've had as many as 60 people gathered here for these fab letterwriting socials.

We supply everything you need: amazing papers, letterpress printed cards, pens and inks, rubber stamps and other art supplies. We always have commemorative stamps for you and, of course, cookies and tea and coffee (we like our cookies here at JCBA!). Feel free to bring your own stuff, too. A $10 donation grants you access to everything. Come enjoy a fun afternoon and bring a friend... and make some new friends while you're at it.

We gather 3 to 6 PM each First Friday of the month (except for university holidays). Come when you can and leave when you must.

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $1 per hour.


Upcoming Events

Midsummer Maker's Marketplace

Saturday June 25, 2015

Real Mail Fridays

First Friday of Every Month

Featured Past Events

Paper Lab Grand Opening

Fall 2010

Graphic Novel Chinwag

Spring 2011

Inter-Florida FLUXUS Tour

Fall 2010

Alterations and Transformations in Book Space

Spring 2010 

Jane Siberry Salon Concert

Spring 2010

Al-Mutanabbi Street Concert & Poetry Reading

Summer 2008