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Presenting The Sketchbook Project Tour


The Sketchbook Project is a constantly evolving library of artists’ sketchbooks from around the globe. The library annually tours its completed sketchbooks, exhibiting in galleries across 15 countries.

To enroll in The Sketchbook Project, participants sign up on the Sketchbook Project website and pay an entrance fee of $25 to receive a small, stapled sketchbook. Once completed, artists mail their finished sketchbooks to the Art House Library in Brooklyn, where each sketchbook is given a unique barcode, digitized for online viewing, and displayed in the library’s permanent collection.

Our sister imprint Potter Style will be publishing a companion to the Sketchbook Project on March 9, 2013. The Sketchbook Project Journal is the larger, keepsake version of the classic Sketchbook Project sketchbook, offering within its pages the project’s annual prompts and themes (as well as newly created prompts) never before collected in one volume. With help from this journal, you’re one step closer to adding your voice to the project.

Interested in learning more about the Sketchbook Project?

If so, you’re in luck! The Sketchbook Project’s mobile library—filled with this year’s sketchbooks—is going on tour!

The Sketchbook Project tour kicks off March 1 at the Brooklyn Art Library, featuring thousands of handmade sketchbooks contributed by artists from around the world. Below are some of the stops.

Sketchbook Project Mobile Library

13: Providence, RI – AS220
14: Portland, ME – Space Gallery

22: Baltimore, MD – American Visionary Museum
27: Nashville, TN – Watkins College of Art and Design

19: Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
22: Minneapolis, MN – Light Grey
24: Rapid City, SD – Dahl Art Center/Rapid City Public Library
26: Boulder, CO – Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
28: Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Art Institute/SFUAD

1: Wichita, KS – Ulrich Museum
5: Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts
7: Pittsburgh, PA – Penn State



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