Save the date for Sketcher Fest 2024!

Art and travel enthusiasts, mark your calendar for July 19-21, 2024!

The travel sketchbook festival that filled Edmonds’ downtown and waterfront with hundreds of sketchers last summer will return for a second year.

Sketcher Fest will be partnering again with Urban Sketchers Seattle, the local chapter of the international nonprofit Urban Sketchers, and with two important Edmonds institutions.

The state-of-the-art Graphite Arts Center on Main Street will serve as a hub for educational activities taking place July 19-20. Graphite will host an Opening Reception the first evening and its doors will be open the next day for participants coming to meet their workshop instructors or to attend indoor sketching activities.

The beautiful Edmonds Waterfront Center overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains will host the Sketchbook Fair and Art Market on Sunday, July 21. This year all the rooms in the building will be used to accommodate more guest artists and activities.

The first event of its kind in the United States, Sketcher Fest blends the learning spirit of the Urban Sketchers Symposia with the festival atmosphere of the popular Carnet de Voyage events in France.

The goal of Sketcher Fest is to celebrate art, travel and the practice of documenting people, places and culture in sketchbooks.

A full list of guest artists, programming and ticket sales information will be announced in February.

Anyone who joins the Sketcher Fest mailing list will be notified in advance.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

The Sketcher Fest Team