Saturday, June 25, 2022

Mid-week Sketch Outing At Lake Nokomis Main Beach, Wednesday, 6/29, 1-3pm



Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities,

Kathy Fenske is inviting you to a sketching event this week.
Meet at Sandcastle at 1:00 and again at 3:00
1. Please join us for a mid-week sketch outing, Wednesday June 29 at Lake Nokomis Main Beach, Minneapolis.
2. Meet at the tables next to Sandcastle (restaurant on the beach) at 1:00 and then again at 3:00 to share sketches.
3. Parking is available in the pay lots.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Saturday, June 25th-- Impromptu Sketch Gathering, 10am-noon At St. Anthony Main



Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities, 

We have a fellow urban sketcher visiting the TC from the Dallas Fort Worth chapter, so are putting together an informal, impromptu sketch gathering this Saturday, the 25th. We'll meet in front of the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis to sketch the area St. Anthony Main. 10am-noon, with an option to stay for lunch too. If your schedule allows, come join us! 125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414. See link for more details/parking info.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Mark Your Calendars for July Events!


 Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities,
Mark Your Calendars for July Urban Sketchers Twin Cities events and watch for details in the coming weeks:
-Sunday, July 17th, 12-3pm. July Sketch Meet at Macalester College/Grand Ave. area with Demo by Uma Kelkar.
-Sunday, July 31st, 12-3pm. Bonus Sketch Outing at Loring Park Art Festival.
Looking to dive deeper into more urban sketching techniques? Several great Urban Sketching Workshops and world-class instructors are listed below at Madeline Island School for the Arts. (


Sunday, June 12, 2022

June Sketchout at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Please join us at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge for our monthly sketch outing. 

The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1976 and encompasses 14,000 acres of land along nearly 70 miles of the Minnesota river. The refuge supports preservation of wildlife resources and provides outdoor recreation opportunities and environmental education. Sketchers will find sweeping vistas of the valley, opportunities to get up close and personal with prairie grasses, flowers, and trees, informative exhibits in the visitor center, many species of birds at the feeders, and shady trails should you choose to go farther afield.

A man and  two children use viewing scopes to look into the Minnesota River valley from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge visitor center overlookM
Photo by Bruce Sisping, Star Tribune
1. When: Saturday, June 18th. 12-3pm.

2. Where: The Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425. There is free parking at the visitor center. Or come by light rail; the visitor center is a 9 minute walk from the American Blvd 34th Ave station.

3. We'll meet on the terrace behind the visitor center at noon and again at 2:45pm to share our work and take a group photo. 

4. Check out this link for other info about the refuge.
Photo by Alainavo
Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 10, 2022

June Sketch Meet Information/Uma Kelkar's July Workshop


Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!

Please see the following information about our Sketch meets this coming week:

1. Please join us for a mid-week sketch outing, Wednesday, June 15th, at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.
2. Meet at the bike racks next to Sea Salt Eatery (in the park) at 1:00 and then again at 3:00 to share sketches.
3. Parking is available in the pay lots.
Optional to come early & have lunch at Sea Salt - come early to allow enough time as it's a popular place!
June Sketch Meet- Saturday, June 18th, 12-3pm--NOTE ** Change-- We will NOT be at Nicollet Island that day. Instead, we will be at Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington. Watch for more details coming soon.
Workshop Opportunity- Want to learn more about the fabulous medium of watercolors? Save The Date for Uma Kelkar's watercolor workshop in the Twin Cities on July 18-20. Uma is a fantastic watercolor artist and an amazing instructor. You don't want to miss this! Check out the link to learn more.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Mid-week Sketch Meet Up at Nina's Cafe, St. Paul, Friday May 27, 1-3pm. Note the date change!


 Event Updated: Due to forecasted rain, the event is moving to Friday, May 27th. See below! 

1. Please join us for a mid-week sketch meet up this Friday, May 27 Wednesday, May 25. Sketching in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood.
2. Meet at Nina's Cafe at 1:00 and again at 3:00. 165 Western Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 (
Optional to stay for coffee at 3:00 & sketch some more!

Friday, May 13, 2022


Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities! I would like to introduce our newest admin. for USK Twin Cities: Kathy Fenske. She'll be at our sketch meet at Normandale Community College Japanese Garden tomorrow, 12-3pm. Welcome to our team, Kathy, we're excited to have you on board! Photo: Kathy sketching in Italy.

To add yourself to the map, go to this link and follow the instructions (Note: You'll need to sign in with your Google account first.)