Gallery Gachet in partnership with WePress and the Powell Street Festival Society brought together 40 diverse participants from Downtown Eastside organizations, connecting them with professional artists to making sketchbooks filled with artwork, and shared that work and their stories at a public exhibition and art opening. The vision of the project was to help communities of the DTES dispel stereotypes about the neighbourhood and tell their own stories to the broader Vancouver community. It brought together the best elements of WePress’ community workshops over the past year in letterpress, bookbinding, and block printmaking, and combined them with other media such as journaling, collage, hand-sewing and embroidery. The artists said, “The beauty of the sketchbook lies in its roughness, serendipity, and the unexpected. There is a freedom that comes from the reduced pressure of having to make ‘the one perfect piece’ and the chance to try many things over time.” The completed sketchbooks were exhibited at Gallery Gachet for one week, with a public opening taking place on April 6, 2018. A host of community partners such as the SFU Office of Community Engagement supported the dissemination of the project to a wide Vancouver audience.