The inaugural Scenographia event took place in 2018 with the intent to celebrate the living art of architecture and draw public awareness to the importance of traditional hand drawing in an increasingly digital world. After the success of the event, Sarah Arancio, Matt McNicholas, and Adrian Taylor officially co-founded the Scenographia organization to promote the continued practice of hand drawing. Scenographia officially applied to become a non-profit organization in March of 2019.