Hamden Sketchbook Project

Almost one whole year ago in April, the Hamden Department of Arts and Culture and the Hamden Public Library asked Hamden residents to record their daily, pandemic-life experiences in any artistic or creative way they could think of. The Hamden Historic Sketchbook project, inspired by the real Sketchbook Project of Brooklyn, is a collection of artist sketchbooks by Hamden residents of all ages, documenting the collective joys, sorrows, astonishments and hopes of a community throughout a shared, global experience.

Digital copies of the sketchbooks can be viewed online at https://www.hamden.com/708/The-Hamden-Historic-Sketchbook-Project.  Original copies of the sketchbooks are part of the Hamden Public Library collection.

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