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Mobile Library of Artists' Sketchbooks Rolls Into Echo Park

Photo courtesy of Art House
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Get inspired as you browse through thousands of artists' sketchbooks at a mobile library rolling through Echo Park this weekend.

Brooklyn-based Art House is touring Sketchbook Project 2012 at various stops throughout the country this summer and will exhibit the entire collection at iam8bit this Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. The store is located at 2147 W. Sunset Blvd. near Alvarado.

Participants in the Sketchbook Project sign up online to receive a blank book. They fill it in with their artwork and mail it back. The end result is a collaborative catalog that includes thousands of handmade books by more than 7,500 artists from more than 100 countries. The books are also permanently saved in the Brooklyn Art Library and displayed in its digital library.

Artists interested in taking part in Sketchbook Project 2013, can sign up online. More than 2,000 participants have already joined.