The Red Awl is an artist-run project space located in a 100+ year old building in the small town of Clarkdale, Arizona. The building contains studios, a workshop, a copy room with a vintage Xerox machine, and a 242 square foot office lobby that serves as a project and exhibition space. The Red Awl was launched in 2022 with a mission to create, exhibit, and promote handcrafted, quirky, and often humorous artists’ books (bookworks) and fine art multiples.

We are advocates for an analog approach to drawing and writing: a drawing instrument in hand, on paper, is a direct connection to the brain which has the potential to unlock cognitive superpowers.