Category Archives: Sketch Crawl

U District Street Fair

It was a long train ride and then a confusing bus ride to get to the meeting place for joining Urban Sketchers Seattle for the U (University) district street fair.  This was my first time there but it was the … Continue reading

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Blue Poppy Day

Every year, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden hosts Blue Poppy Day to celebrate the blooming of this unique poppy. Urban Sketchers Tacoma has gone a few times to be included in the “Festival of Art and Nature” which features visual … Continue reading

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Payload Bay

Met up with a group of sketchers from Kent today at the Museum of Flight.  At least two of them are members but still gave them my standard orientation. Made a quick trip over to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park … Continue reading

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Newest McMenamins

This was my first visit to the restored and renovated Elks Temple in Tacoma. It was a multi-year project by the McMenamin brothers (more here). Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch inside and out of this new property which just … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem

Urban Sketchers Seattle met at a second floor public patio in the financial district. It certainly was a hidden gem of a location. We had a good view of the oddly shaped Rainier Tower and the surrounding structures and construction … Continue reading

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Lewis Army Museum

For years now, artists in Urban Sketchers Tacoma had suggested we sketch at the Lewis Army Museum. But the museum’s website described what sounded like a difficult and time consuming (“plan for up to an hour”) process for getting on … Continue reading

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Back to Hobbit House

Lots of weather. Five intrepid sketchers from USk Tacoma met at The Brothers Greenhouses outside Port Orchard. The attraction for this particular place was their Hobbit House! There was heavy rain on the way as well as off and on … Continue reading

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Hanami

from poster in UW bookstore UW web page for Quad Cherry blossoms reported “The cherry blossoms in the Quad reached peak bloom today”. It seems Urban Sketchers Seattle hit the mark for planning a sketch outing for today. We’ve come … Continue reading

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Elysian

Urban Sketchers Seattle met at the Elysian Brewery Tap Room in the Georgetown Neighborhood of Seattle. I’d scoped it out a couple months ago.  Besides the taproom, it’s close to the very interesting main street in funky Georgetown. We had … Continue reading

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