Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Urban Sketchers at Doors Open Minneapolis - May 18th

Urban Sketchers Twin Cities has been invited to participate in the Doors Open Minneapolis event the weekend of May 18-19th.

What is Doors Open Minneapolis?

"Doors Open Minneapolis is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s story. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis will give you a FREE behind-the-scenes look at 115 exciting venues.  Caretakers at these sites will be providing unique experiences that illustrate why these venues, and the people and businesses that work in them, are such marvels."
Image result for minneapolis aerial photos
Image by GianLorenzo91
Saturday May 18th from 10am-5pm Urban Sketchers Twin Cities will be leading a sketchwalk in the Downtown and North Loop of Minneapolis. You can come for any portion of this epic sketchwalk! Watch for an update on what great buildings we'll be sketching at each hour of the day

10-10:50: Foshay Tower W Minneapolis. (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
11-11:50: JB Hudson Jewelers: Young Quinlan Building  (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
12-12:45: IDS Center  (30 minutes to sketch. 15 minutes to share sketches, group photo, grab lunch to go)
1-1:50: Butler Square  (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
2-2:40: Kickernick  (30 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
3-3:50: Hewing Hotel  (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
4-5: Fast Horse & Brunsfield North Loop Plaza  (45 minutes to sketch. 15 minutes to share sketches and group photo)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Architectural Antiques - March Sketchout!

Architectural Antiques will host Urban Sketchers Twin Cities on Saturday 16 March 12-3pm. Please join us for a fun afternoon exploring this jam-packed treasure trove. We'll meet near the front entrance at 2:45pm for a group photo and to share our sketches.

Where: Architectural Antiques, 1330 Quincy Street NE, Minneapolis, MN
When: 16 March, 12-3pm

Thursday, January 24, 2019

UMN College of Design - Sketching Minneapolis 2 February

Two members of our chapter are leading a sketching outing for the University of Minnesota College of Design's Design Student & Alumni Board and our chapter is invited to participate!

"Sketching Minneapolis
Saturday, Feb 2, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Start: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis
End: Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis (café)

From napkin doodlers to plein air masters, Urban Sketching is a growing movement that brings together folks with a common passion – they like to draw the world around them! Join local urban sketcher aficionados Dan Green and Amber Sausen for a winter sketch session on the Minneapolis riverfront. Our mid-morning session will start at the Guthrie Theater with its panoramic views of St. Anthony Falls and the downtown business district. Then we will move to the Mill City Museum for some close-up views of the city’s industrial past. We will end the session with a stroll over to Open Book Center for Literary Arts – warming up and perking up with caffeinated beverages, artisanal baked goods, and richly layered interior vistas.

Supplies: Bring your favorite drawing medium – pencil, color pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor or crayon… A medium or large sized sketchbook. A bag or tote to carry things. Warm clothes (if the weather cooperates there will be options to draw outside). A little cash for coffee or lunch.

For more about the urban sketchers living amongst us: urbansketchers-twincities.blogspot.com

Presented by the UMN College of Design’s Design Student & Alumni Board with Urban Sketchers Twin Cities thanks to our 2018-19 College to Career program sponsors: Haworth, Studio BV, Peterssen/Keller Architecture; Damon Farber, DLR Group, HGA, and WSB; and LHB and Made for Retail. Image: Amber Sausen"

Registration (for full event): https://events.umn.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=event_b&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=C8318A39-01BE-4A0B-B749-2D8845C5AAEE
No registration required if you want to just join us for lunch/coffee and sketchbook sharing at Open

February Sketching at the Minneapolis Central Library

The Minneapolis Central Library is the largest in the Hennepin County library system. Loads of light along with tucked away reading corners to explore.
Hope you can join us.

What: Sketching at Minneapolis Central Library
Where: 300 Nicollet Mall https://www.hclib.org/about/locations/minneapolis-central
When: 17 February 12-3pm. Meet in the center atrium at the base of the elevator at 12pm and again at 2:45pm to share sketches and take a group photo.

Image result for minneapolis central library

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January Sketchout at the Minnesota State Capitol

What: Sketching, of course!
When: Sunday 20 January 1-4pm 
Where: Minnesota State Capitol. Meet in the rotunda at 1pm and again at 3:45 for a group photo and sharing our sketches.

Sketch by Amber Sausen

The Minnesota State Capitol was built in 1905 and designed by Cass Gilbert. The building underwent a major restoration that was completed in summer 2017. Let's spend an afternoon sketching this beautiful, historic space! More information about the building can be found on the MN Historical Society site. http://www.mnhs.org/capitol

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sketching at Keg and Case Market - Sunday 18 November

Image may contain: 3 people, people sitting and indoor
sketch by Kar-Keat Chong

Let's explore the new Keg and Case market in St Paul! We will meet by noon at the sitting area inside the building (right side of main entrance, from parking lot) and then again at the same place for the group photo by 2:45pm.

According to the website:
"Located on the historic grounds of the iconic Schmidt Brewery, Keg and Case West 7th Market is a culinary and retail marketplace — a true community hub for the Twin Cities.
Keg and Case is St. Paul’s most exciting eating and drinking project since beer was first brewed here in 1855! Inside the market you'll find a combination of chef-driven restaurants, craft beer and a uniquely curated market brimming with an eclectic mix of regional goods.
Outside, a bustling park is the backdrop for a diverse calendar of music, pop-up markets and events for all seasons. Revitalized and transformed, these welcoming spaces offer the community access to exceptional fare and new experiences with each visit."

Parking is free.
See you all there!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sketching on Sunday 16 September at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Image may contain: sky and outdoor
What: Sketching, of course!
When: Sunday 16 September noon-3pm
Where: Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden; post-sketching gathering at Dunn Bros on Loring Park

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, part of the park system, will be a great place to sketch and have fun, as our group always does! Bring your own chair or stool and lots of water. If it's raining we can always go inside the Walker but please note there is a fee for the Museum. Access to the Sculpture Garden is free and open to the public from 6 am to 12 midnight. USk-TC will meet at noon by the Garden's main entrance, right across the street from the Walker main door. We'll meet there again at for a group photo around 2:45. Then let’s grab a cup of coffee together at the nearby Dunn Brothers on Loring Park, for those who are interested. Dunn Brothers is at 329 W 15th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403. A 5 minute walk from the garden.
Underground parking for the Garden is available on-site at a daily rate of $5. Enter the ramp on Vineland Place at Bryant Avenue.
Accessible parking in the underground ramp is designated near the elevator and entrance.
Free, but limited, on-street parking is available on the surrounding streets (restrictions enforced).
Bike racks and a Nice Ride bike sharing station are located on Groveland Terrace.
Metro Transit bus lines are 4, 6, 12 & 25.
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.)