MPLSART Sketchbook Project 2020

2020 MPLSART Sketchbook Exhibition

On view April 10 – May 8, 2021 • Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis

In April 2021, Gamut Gallery hosted an exhibition featuring 35 of the artists involved in the Sketchbook Project and gave the public a first-hand look at the five original sketchbooks. As one of the first major in-person events since Covid-19 vaccines became available, the exhibition was an amazing community building event capped off with a wonderful artist talk.

When the sketchbooks were near the end of their travels, MPLSART connected with Gamut Gallery to host a pop-up exhibit to showcase the five original sketchbooks. Collaboratively, the concept evolved into a full length exhibition, featuring new works from a wide selection of the artists contributing to the project.

Given the magnitude of artists and limited wallspace, an open call was sent to all 69 artists and the first 35 to respond would have the opportunity to showcase an original work in the exhibition. In less than 24 hours, the roster filled up with established and emerging artists, creating an eclectic exhibition featuring muralists, studio artists, street artists, graphic novelists, collage artists, and more. Gamut attendees may recognize familiar names that have been on exhibit at Gamut in the past, and can look forward to 13 new artists who will be exhibiting their work in the gallery for the first time.

Exhibition Dates

April 10 – May 8, 2021
Opening: Saturday, April 10th
Artist Talk May 1st, 2021 (more info)

Exhibiting Artists

AK Garski, allison anne, Annie Hejny, Ben DiNino, Betsy Alwin, Black Daze, Christopher E. Harrison, Christopher Carr, Christopher Aaron Deanes, Colee Recke, Derek Meier, Destiny A. Davison, Hend Al-Mansour, Jamie Owens, Jennifer Davis, Jesse Quam, Jon Reischl, Kar-Keat Chong, Kelsi Sharp, KJ, Krista Anderson-Larson, Kristine Fretheim, Leeya Jackson, Lizardman, Lora Hlavsa, Nicholas Alan Straight, Niky Motekallem, Philipo Dyauli, Reid Olson, Reggie LeFlore, Russ White, Sean Ferris, Stacey Combs, Tony Cheng, Tyler Faketrap


The following are photos from the install, reception, gallery hours, and artist talk for the exhibition. All photos courtesy Gamut Gallery.

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