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Culture notes: W to exhibit ‘Locals We Love’; Sketchbook Project to visit Goat Farm

W invites art into Living Room

The W Atlanta – Midtown will host its second free “Locals We Love” art event from 7 to 10 tonight[3/27] in its Living Room bar. Romy Maloon and David Batterman, artists with Atlanta’s Dashboard Co-op, will present installations; DJ Tim DeGroot will spin tunes; and there will be appetizers and cocktail specials. 188 14th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-724-2559 , HOWARD POUSNER

Sketchbook Project to visit Goat Farm

It looks like a food truck, but instead contains sketchbooks. Thousands of them from around the globe.

The Sketchbook Project’s Mobile Library will be stopping the Goat Farm arts center, and you can check out its content for free, 4-8 p.m. March 29 and noon-4 p.m. March 30.

Here’s a bit of background from tour organizer the Brooklyn Art Library, which has collected and cataloged 35,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries: “The Sketchbook Project has acted as an outlet for artists to share their stories with the world, as every book tells a tale. From finding a cancer patient’s chronicle of their recovery, a marriage proposal between the bindings, or drawings made by distant friends, the Mobile Library has allowed for sketchbooks to evolve into a means of connecting with artists in a way you may otherwise never experience.”

If you like what you see, you can purchase a sketchbook, fill it up, and be included in next year’s tour.

1200 Foster St. N.W., Atlanta. View digitized samples at HOWARD POUSNER

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