Registration for Sketcher Fest 2023 opens this Friday!

The first travel sketchbooks festival in the United States is coming to beautiful Edmonds, Washington! Mark your calendar for July 14-16, 2023. Registration opens this Friday!

What is Sketcher Fest?

Sketcher Fest brings together urban sketchers, travel sketchbook artists, art vendors, publishers and the general public during a weekend of workshops, exhibits and sketching activities in Edmonds, Washington, a waterfront city north of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The first event of its kind in North America, 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. Originated by Urban Sketchers founder, Gabi Campanario who is working with volunteers from Urban Sketchers and USk Seattle.

To learn about the workshops, go here Workshops.

A great line up of instructors, including amazing local sketchers, plus Mário Linhares from Portugal, Melanie Reim from New York, Rita Sabler from Portland, and Virginia Hein from Lose Angeles. I’ll be teaching and signing/selling books as well! Go here Guest Artists to see profiles.

Registration opens THIS FRIDAY, March 31 at 8am PDT sharp! It will fill quickly, so be prompt! Go to the website for more information and to register on Friday morning!

8 thoughts on “Registration for Sketcher Fest 2023 opens this Friday!

  1. Sounds great! unfortunately have other activities booked then but if this becomes an annual event, next year….


    1. I believe everything is a-la-carte, so you just pay for the events you are interested in attending! I think a lot of the workshops will fill very quickly, so sign up promptly at 8am PDT when registration opens!
      Thanks for your interest!


  2. I have been waiting on the sketcherfest site to get a ticket to your workshop. But I was shut out of ticket sales….at 8 o’clock….I am afraid the site crashed from too many of us waiting for ticket sales to go live….I am disappointed….I don’t know what to do now….Julie on South Whidbey


    1. Hi Julie, I just saw a post from Gabi that the site has crashed from too many people registering at once! Good problem to have 🙂 Keep trying, and I hope you get a spot. THANK YOU!!


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