In 2012, the Blackwing Experience took New York City by storm. The weeklong exhibit dedicated to the wood-cased pencil and the creativity it can enable entertained and enlightened over 1,000 artists, musicians and everyday people.

Then, in 2013, the Experience opened on the west coast for a weeklong stay at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Orange County, California. Named for Oscar-winning animator – and Blackwing user – Chuck Jones, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity was the perfect venue, playing host to a series of nightly events including the opening night Party for the Pencil, ChuckTalk Panel Discussion on the creative process, and the Blackwing Sessions concert benefiting the Blackwing Foundation.

Below is a collection of footage and photos from the 2012 and 2013 exhibits.