Jewel Box Cafe

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at the Jewel Box Cafe in the Point Ruston complex, near Tacoma. It was aptly named as it was a real jewel with beautiful furnishings and carved wood fixtures. There is even a balcony.

Since it was pouring rain, most of us settled in with our favorite hot beverage to sketch around the cafe. Sketchers in the comfy chairs.

I liked the column with the clock.  Fortunately, Tom sat down to sketch a different view so he gave the scene some life.

There were two of these carved booths at either end of the cafe.  Each had a set of stained glass windows.

We met back up in the balcony, where we shared our sketches and had a group photo.  There are at least 2 missing.

More photos here:


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Jewel Box Cafe

  1. joantav says:

    Looks like the perfect spot to sketch and stay warm and dry. Nice sketches…and it is always good to see a figure in the sketch.

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