Tag Archives: Tacoma

Three flags

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at Fireman’s Park. Three of us sketched a similar view. I sketched three different Pride flags. Pride month was June but it seems Tacoma has left them up. Both sketched in the 8.5 x 11 inch … Continue reading

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Rain Again?

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met yesterday at Earthwise Architectural Salvage. Our fist sketch outing to this unique location was in April last year. It rained and the sketchers voiced a desire to return in better weather. I thought July would be … 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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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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Lucky’s

Yesterday I had an errand in Tacoma. After that was accomplished I searched out a place I wanted to sketch. I’d seen a segment about the location on a local TV show. Lucky’s Drive-In has a 1955 Metro bus as … Continue reading

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New and old at TAM

Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered at the Tacoma Art Museum today.   As always, I was early and the Museum wasn’t open yet. The sculpture and the red wall enticed me. This sculpture of a bear and an eagle is called “Explorers”. … Continue reading

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Conservatory

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met today at the Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park, Tacoma. Some intrepid sketchers were outdoors but most of us stayed in the warmth of the indoor garden. There are a lot of renovations happening. Finally there will … Continue reading

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Solstice Sunrise

I’d heard that Fireman’s Park in Tacoma was a special spot to witness the winter solstice sunrise as it gave a view of both the city and the sun rising over Mt. Rainier. Since very early morning (6am) seemed to … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Park

Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered to sketch the Chinese Reconciliation Park.  Most everyone thought this was an excellent sketching spot. “The Chinese garden motif allows the park to stand both as an acknowledgment of the forceful expulsion of the Chinese population … Continue reading

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Porto Pity Party in Tacoma

Yesterday (Wednesday, 18 July) Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch the streets and area around Artist and Craftsman Supply.  Since many of our fellow sketchers are at the 9th Annual Urban Sketchers International  Symposium in Porto Portugal we had a … Continue reading

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