The brainchild of local printmakers Nieves Uhl and Chris Cheney, the Sawtooth Printhouse is exactly the kind of DIY project that inspires us the most. While gallery sales stagnate and all but the most brightly burning art stars are contemplating a part-time job, my art world cohorts and I find ourselves talking more and more about the need for artists to bridge the gap that stretches from academia and the gallery to the real world where the rest of us work, live and seek out beauty. Sawtooth Printhouse is a textbook example of how artists can reinsert themselves into the economy and their neighborhoods by making great art with what is at hand. Essentially a renovated shed in Chris Cheney’s East Nashville backyard, Sawtooth is a letterpress shop that already boasts that most important piece of equipment: talent. Tonight’s grand opening celebration invites Nashville into the duo’s plans to build something beautiful, one print at a time. The poster for the event promises “food, drink and letterpress.” Stop by and welcome them to the ’hood.