On its California tour, The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library visits Oakland Art Murmur for June’s First Friday (6/6, 6-10p) and the following Saturday Stroll (6/7, 1-5p) at Classic Cars West. Featuring thousands of artists’ sketchbooks travelling from city-to-city, Mobile Library allows visitors to make a library card, explore the catalog, and check out works by local and international artists.
About the Sketchbook Project
Founded in 2006, The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-sourced collection of sketchbooks created by people from around the world. The permanent exhibition space is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Art Library, where the collection of close to 30,000 sketchbooks (and counting) is on view as a public resource.
What is the Mobile Library?
The Mobile Library is the traveling version of The Sketchbook Project’s exhibition on wheels. It holds portions of the collection (up to 4,500 sketchbooks) and drives around the country annually on a tour, visiting new people in new places with our project. All about the analog experience, they are bringing the physical collection to the select locations, which is an important to the Project’s mission.
The Mobile Library is basically a food truck, but with sketchbooks. The customized trailer body is outfitted with shelves to hold the sketchbooks, windows for our computer kiosks, lights, internet, and everything else we need to put on our traveling exhibition for your community!