Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Founding of Minneapolis Sketchwalk - 22 September

Sunday September 22nd from noon to 5pm Urban Sketchers Twin Cities will be leading a sketchwalk centered on some of the oldest sites in Minneapolis. You can come for any portion of this full afternooon sketchwalk!

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11:45 (optional): Depart from 5th Street SE & 5th Avenue SE to walk together to beginning of sketchwalk. This is a residential area with plenty of street parking available.

12-12:50: St. Anthony Main Street and Water Power Park (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo) Meet to share sketches at the small plaza across the street from Aster Cafe.

1-1:50: Nicollet Island Inn and Cast Iron Bridge (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo). Meet near the end of the iron bridge to share sketches.

2-2:50: Our Lady of Lourdes Church (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo). Meet on the church steps to share sketches.

3-3:50: Ard Godfry House. This is right across the street from Lunds & Byerly grocery store--a perfect stop for snacks for restroom access (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo) Meet in front of the house entrance to share sketches.

4-5:00: 5th Street SE Historic District (50 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo) Meet at the corner of 5th Street SE & 5th Avenue SE to share sketches.



Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bonus August Sketchout! August 31st at St. Anthony Falls Lock Visitor Center




Urban Sketchers Twin Cities will be participating in Sunset on the Lock: Chalk the Lock. This is a unique opportunity to visit the lock outside of the usual visiting hours. USk-TC admins will be hosting a family-friendly watercolor sketching activity for the public!

What: Sketching, A family-friendly watercolor activity hosted by USk-TC, Chalk Art by Shawn McCann
When: Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Where: Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Visitor Center, 1 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Monday, August 12, 2019

August 17th Sketchout at St. Paul Food Truck Festival

Please join us for some eat/drink and draw at St Paul Food Truck Festival on August 17, 2019 in Mears Park, downtown Saint Paul.

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Event website: http://www.uptownfoodtruckfestival.com/st-paul#stpaul
When & Where: Meet at the corner of 6th Street East and Sibley Street North in front of the Mears Park Place Apartments Building at 12pm to kick it off. We'll meet back at this same location at 2:50pm to share our sketches (and food review/ recommendations).
Of Note: Sketchers who went to the Symposium in Amsterdam will bring their sketchbooks and a few art supply goodies to share.
Hope to see you at this event!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

July sketchout - Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Patrick Dougherty
Larger than life exhibit featuring work from sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Along with this amazing sculpture we will be surrounded by the lushness of summer's blooming. Miles of paths and gardens to choose from. Entry fee at the gate is $15

What: Sketching at the Patrick Doughtery sculpture at the MN Landscape Arboretum 
When: Sunday 21 July 2019 12-3PM. 
Where: MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55418

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June Sketchout - Silverwood Park

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photo from Three Rivers Parks
Nestled along the shores of Silver Lake, Silverwood Park is a unique natural destination devoted to supporting the practice, appreciation and awareness of creative interactions between people and the natural environment. Discover the work of regional artists and poets along park trails and indoor gallery space.

There is an indoor cafe on property so we can linger after our sketch session. We'll meet and greet on the plaza near the main entry doors at noon and reconvene there at 2:45pm to share our sketches and take a group photo.

What: Sketching at the visitor center and grounds of Silverwood Park
When: Sunday 16 June 2019 12-3PM. 
Where: Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road East, Saint Anthony, Minnesota 55421

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."
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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


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.)