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The Sketchbook Project 2016 Tour

August 20, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library is hitting the road for a cross-country adventure! Join us as we travel coast to coast spreading the good word of sketching - a library full of stories, sketches, photographs, and drawings cruising the interstates and setting up shop in cities near and far. Spend your afternoon browsing thousands of original handmade sketchbooks, and participate in The Great American Sketching Swap featuring free art supplies thanks to the generosity of our friends at Faber-Castell On July 13h, The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library will embark on a tour across North America in a custom built bookmobile showcasing thousands of handmade sketchbooks. The interactive mobile exhibition space is much like a food truck, but will instead share original sketchbooks contributed from artists around the world while it stops at cities across the country. Each book in the collection is catalogued and searchable by theme, medium, geographic location, and unique tags that each artist has created for their book. The Sketchbook Project has acted as an outlet for artists to share their stories with the world, as every book tells a tale. From finding a cancer patient’s chronicle of their recovery, a marriage proposal between the bindings, or drawings made by distant friends, the Mobile Library has allowed for sketchbooks to evolve into a means of connecting with artists in a way you may otherwise never experience. About: Since 2006, The Sketchbook Project has been a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Our permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library is the home to over 35,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries. We invite participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook and send it back for inclusion in our one-of-a-kind library. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can participate in the project.

Admission: Free.

Event Location and Contact Information:
Outside the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

718-388-7941
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