Monday, January 10, 2022

January Sketch Meet at the Art Shanties on Sunday 1/16

Amber Sausen, Art Shanties, 2017
 Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities members!

This month's sketch meet will take place at the Art Shanties on Lake Harriet/Bde Unma on Sunday 1/16 from 12pm until you get cold. 
This is a 100% outdoor event, so please dress for the weather. Here are some cold weather sketching tips from fellow Urban Sketchers.
1. We’ll meet at noon between the Welcome Shanty and the Introspective Monument--those are #1 and #2 on the map below. 

2. Due to this being an outdoor, winter event we won't be sharing our work or taking a group photo. Unlike past years, visitors are not allowed inside any of the shanties. Dress to be 100% outside.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, January 7, 2022

January Sketch Prompt and Art Shanty Projects

Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities, 
Brrrrr.... it's cold out here in Minne-snow-ta, but let's keep those urban sketches coming! Here's a fun January Sketch Prompt, give it a try! 
New Year, New Sketches- Try sketching with a new tool, paper, media, subject, or location that you haven't tried before. Post sketches and share your stories on our Urban Sketchers Twin Cities Facebook page. Happy Sketching!
Also, Mark Your Calendars For Upcoming USK Twin Cities Events:
-Sunday, January 16, 2022- Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet, Minneapolis. 12 noon till whenever you get cold 🙂. Details coming soon.


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

2021 Virtual Sketch Throw Down, Dec. 21-31



Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!

Let's celebrate a great year of sketching by doing a Virtual Sketch Throw Down of our favorite urban sketches from 2021!
1. Choose 1-3 of your fav urban sketches from this year (doesn't have to be from our sketch meets) and share them on our Urban Sketchers Twin Cities Facebook page. On our page, go to this event's Discussion tab and post sketches. Describe what you like about them.
2. We'd love to see your sketches, post by midnight, December 31!


Thursday, December 2, 2021

USK Twin Cities Zoom Holiday Party- Sunday, 12/19, 12-1:30pm


Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities,
Let’s finish out 2021 with a Zoom Holiday Party!

When: Sunday, December 19th, 12-1:30pm.
What: Share a favorite urban sketch or two you’ve completed in 2021 (doesn’t have to be from a sketch event) or a holiday sketch. Wear fun Christmas apparel, bring a favorite beverage. We will be sharing tips for urban sketching in the cold MN weather. Post sketches on our Facebook page in the Event discussion tab. Can’t make it? Post sketches anyway. We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

November Sketch Meet at the Guthrie Theater on Sunday 11/21 from 12-3pm


Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities members!
This month's sketch meet will take place at Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis on Sunday 11/21 from 12-3pm.
1. We’ll meet at the open area in front of the exit to the Endless Bridge. It's located between the 4th and 5th floor. You can either take the elevator or escalator up to 4th floor and walk up the ramp, or elevator to 5th and walk down the ramp towards the endless bridge.
3. At 2:45pm, we’ll gather at the same area to share our work and take a group photo.
4. All visitors are required to wear masks at all times in the building.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Cover Photo Credit: Guthrie Theater website

Friday, October 29, 2021

November 6 Bonus Sketch Event at Como Lakeside Pavilion 12-2:30pm

Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!
Please join us for a November Bonus Sketch Event at Como Lakeside Pavilion.

1. Where:
1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55103.

2. When: Saturday, November 6, 12-2:30pm
Meet and Greet at 12 noon on the sidewalk on the west side of the Pavilion, near the Dock and Paddle Restaurant entrance. Be back to the Pavilion at 2:15pm for our sketchbook throw down and group photo.

3. The Dock and Paddle Restaurant ( will be open and has lunch and hot drinks. Sketch interiors and outdoor scenes or both!

Happy Sketching!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Urban Sketchers Twin Cities Happenings...


Thanks to all for coming to the Bakken event on Sunday, especially our first-timers! It was great to meet you. Mark your calendars for a Bonus event on Sat. November 6th, 12-2:30pm at the Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul. Watch for more information in the coming weeks. 

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.)