Check This Out: Sketchbook Library Project

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Calling all artists, art lovers and people who just love great ideas.
You’ve got one chance to catch The Sketchbook Project Tour in Richmond, and you’re not going to want to miss it.

The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. The permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library holds home to over 30,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries.  Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can participate in the project.

Participants from all walks of life are invited to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook and send it back for inclusion in this one-of-a-kind library.

The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library arrives at VCU on March 21, 2014 from 1-5pm in a custom built bookmobile showcasing thousands of handmade sketchbooks. The interactive mobile exhibition space is much like a taco-truck, but instead shares handmade sketchbooks contributed from artists around the world while it stops at over 20 major cities spanning six months. Each book in the collection is cataloged 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.

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