Thousands of sketchbooks are being exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be cataloged and available for the public to view.

We sent 28839 artists from 94 countries blank sketchbooks. Just under 10,000 books were returned completed to us — all of which will be on display. The tour starts February, 2011.

The Fiction Project will be joining the second leg of the 2011 tour and will be exhibiting in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and Winter Park.


The 2011 Tour

Date Location Venue
February 19 - March 6, 2011

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Art Library

103A N. 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

March 12, 2011

(during the SXSW festival!)

Austin, TX

Austin Museum of Art

Located in the Community Room
823 Congress Ave
Austin, TX

March 13th, 2011

(during the SXSW festival!)

Austin, TX

29th St Ballroom at Spider House

2906 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705

March 30-April 2, 2011

Wed-Thu, Sat:
12pm - 6pm

2pm - 8pm
(Artwalk from 5-8pm)

Portland, ME

SPACE Gallery

538 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

April 8-9, 2011

Fr: 6:00-10:00pm
Sat: 12:00-5:00pm
Circulation stops at closing time.

Atlanta, GA

The Granite Room

211 Peters St
Atlanta, GA 30313

April 15-16, 2011


Washington, DC

Hillyer Art Space

9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, DC 20008

April 28 - 29, 2011

Thursday 12 - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 3pm

Rochester, NY

Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College

Building 12-114 North Atrium
1000 East Henrietta Road Rochester, N.Y. 14623

June 10-12, 2011

12pm - 4pm

Seattle, WA

Touring with The Fiction Project

Form/Space Ateller

2407 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

June 16-18, 2011

12pm - 5:30pm

San Francisco, CA

Touring with The Fiction Project

Madrone Studios

1417 15th St
San Francisco, CA

July 14-17, 2011

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Chicago, IL

Touring with The Fiction Project

Hyde Park Art Center

5020 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

July 29-31, 2011

12:00pm-5:00pm each day

Friday 6:00pm: talk with Art House founders

Winter Park, FL

Touring with The Fiction Project

Full Sail University (Full Sail Live auditorium)

3300 University Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32792

* dates subject to change

Checkout our tour blog on Tumblr!


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At Brooklyn Art Library

In between tour dates, books will be on display at Brooklyn Art Library between the following dates. Open Tues - Sun from 12:00-8:00pm.

March 22nd - March 27th
April 19th - April 25th
May 3rd - June 7th
June 24 - July 10
July 20th - July 24th
Starting August 5th books will be permanently located at Brooklyn Art Library
* dates subject to change