Tag Archives: Tacoma

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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Dancing Bunnies

A little over a year ago I sketched the bunny buns. I’ve been wanting to sketch the front of the sculpture from the view that also included the towering cinema sign. Today I drove down to delivere our art show … Continue reading

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Fifth Anniversary

We celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the Urban Sketchers Tacoma’s first sketch outing on June 26, 2013. Oddly, there were only four of us today, less than usual and less then at that first outing! We met at the Annie … Continue reading

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