MPLSART Sketchbook Project 2021

2021 MPLSART Sketchbook Exhibition

On view March 18th – April 9th, 2021 • Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis

In March 2022, Gamut Gallery hosted an exhibition featuring 30+ of the artists involved in the Sketchbook Project and gave the public a first-hand look at the five original sketchbooks. 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 70 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

March 18 – April 9, 2022
Opening: Friday, March 19th
Artist Talk April 9th, 2022 (more info)

Exhibiting Artists

Adam Denton, Alex Kuno, Alison Arens, Alison Bergblom Johnson, Amit Michael, Angel Hawari, Caitlin Karolczak, Chuck U, CL Martin, Cory Favre, Danielle Pebbles, Shade Pratt, Hibaaq Ibrahim, Hilary Greenstein, Jaida Grey Eagle, John Sauer, John Schuerman, Kristina Fjellman, Margarita Sikorskaia, Mary Gibney, Melissa Lee Sisk, Micah Savage, Natalia Berglund, Nicholas Harper, Oni Sakti, Piotr Szyhalski, Ramses Alarcon, Renee Chartier, Ross Auger, Samuel Fleming, Sarah Nicole, Simone Needles, Yunior Rebollar Carbonell, and Yuya Negishi.


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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