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. 

Friday, October 8, 2021

October Sketch Meet at The Bakken Museum on Sunday 10/17 from 12-3pm

 Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities members!

This month's sketch meet will take place at The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis on Sunday 10/17 from 12 to 3pm.
1. We’ll meet at the visitor entry of the museum. Please plan to arrive between 11.50-12.30pm so we can enter about the same time. The Bakken Museum is generous enough to waive entry fees for our group but any donation is greatly appreciated by the museum.
3. At 2:45pm, we’ll gather at the same area to share our work and take a group photo.
4. If you are planning to join this sketch meet, please comment on this post so we can get a head count estimate.
5. Visit https://thebakken.org/ for more info about the museum.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Photo Credit: The Bakken Museum

Monday, October 4, 2021

Hope To See You Sketching Soon!

We had a great time sketching at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina on Saturday, even with a short rain shower. Mark your calendars for our October Sketch Meet on Sunday, October 17th at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis. Watch for more details to come!

Friday, September 24, 2021

October 2 Bonus Sketch Event at Centennial Lakes Park 12-3pm


Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!
Please join us for an October Bonus Sketch Event at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina. 
1. Where:
7499 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
2. When: Saturday, October 2, 12-3pm
Meet and Greet at 12 noon in front of the Hughes Pavillon, if you are new to urban sketching, linger a little longer to get tips on supplies and getting started. Be back to the Pavillon at 2:45pm for our sketchbook throw down and group photo.
3. Parking—
Centennial Lakes Park is at 7499 France Ave. S., on the east side of France. Plenty of free parking and easy access to Hughes Pavilion and the park is available by entering via Plaza Drive. Drive past the Starbucks and down the street, which ends at Hughes Pavilion. Park in the structures on either side of Hughes (near Chuck E. Cheese's or Q. Cumbers). The park is also accessible from the south by using the parking structures in the office complex south of 76th Street.
Happy Sketching!


Friday, September 10, 2021

September 18 INFORMAL Sketch Event at Walrus Fashion Benefit and Live Model Sketch Session, Saturday 9/18, 11am-2pm


Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!
We are offering information for an INFORMAL sketch event on Saturday, September 18. We have been invited to a Fashion Benefit on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11am at Walrus.Style located in North Minneapolis (4400 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412). This is a fashion benefit for SouthSide FoodShare of South Minneapolis and it features a Live Model Sketch Session.
The free event is from 11am-2pm and artists can come for the live sketch session or the entire event as well. They are welcome to sketch during the event at any time and are free to move about the gallery as well. It is a gorgeous art gallery and makes for a great sketch session!
Event Information for In-Person Live Model Sketch Session and Sustainability and Inclusion Panel Discussion (reservations required): https://www.eventbrite.com/.../live-model-sketch-session...

Artist Registration for In-Person Live Fashion Model Sketch Session (reservations required): https://www.eventbrite.com/.../live-fashion-model-sketch...
To learn more about Walrus (about, location, etc...), see their website here: https://www.walrus.style/
Sketchers can go on their own time, on their own schedules. No official USK meet-and-greet or group photo. Happy Sketching!


September Sketch Meet at Franconia Sculpture Park on Sunday 9/19 12-3pm

sketch by Amber Sausen
Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!

This month's sketch meet will take place at Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer (near Taylors Falls) on Sunday 9/19 from 12pm to 3pm.

1. We’ll meet on the back patio of Franconia Commons. Enter through the front door of the building and staff at the front desk can direct you to the back patio. A member of the Franconia Sculpture Park will be on hand to share more about the park and art we'll be sketching. 

2. At 2:45pm, we’ll gather at the same area to share our work and take a group photo. 

This sketch meet will be canceled if it rains. Please check back on this post for weather related updates.

This sketch meet is farther afield than we often go, but we know you'll love sketching the fantastic art and prairie landscape on display at Franconia Sculpture Park. Looking forward to seeing you all there! 

Friday, August 27, 2021

September 4 Bonus Event-- Sketching at Squirrel Haus Arts! 12-3pm

 Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!

We have been invited for a special bonus event by Donna Meyer (Spidie), a member of our group.

What/Where: We will be sketching at Squirrel Haus Arts (http://www.squirrelhausarts.com/). Squirrel Haus Arts is an 8,000 sq. ft. creative incubator, community gathering space, performance venue, workshop and art gallery in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. Squirrelhaus faces the grain elevators and RR tracks on Hiawatha and 35th street, so there are plenty of industrial scenes to sketch and possibly trains too!

3450 Snelling Ave S Minneapolis

When: Saturday, September 4th, 12-3pm. If it rains, we will meet the same time on Sunday, September 5th.

Additional information can be found at squirrelhausarts.com if you want to learn more and see the building.

What To Bring: A stool or chair, hat, sketch supplies, sunscreen, water, and sketching friends! Restrooms and water will also be available, as well as some shade too.

Directions: Please come to the rear of Squirrel Haus Arts at 3450 Dight Ave. Cross street is 35th St. We are one block east of Hiawatha Ave. Look for the squirrel mural. That’s us!
Park across the street from SHA in the dirt parking lot and down the west side of Dight Ave in front of the long building. Parking is free.

Please do not park in the lot immediately next door to SHA as it is an active driveway over weekends. There is a bus stop at 35th St and Minnehaha Ave. Walk two blocks east to Dight Ave. Questions? Contact Donna at donnaspidiemeyer@gmail.com

Hope to see you there, and Happy Sketching!

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