Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Food Ways Exhibition at MCAD

Hello Twin Cities USK Community

EVENT: Twin Cities Urban Sketchers has been invited to exhibit @ MCAD for an upcoming show called, FOOD WAYS. Local Urban Sketchers in the Twin Cities may submit 1 to 3 pieces each ( as space is limited), portraying food as the main theme.  MCAD will be scanning your chosen pages and curating this exhibition.

The deadline to submit artwork is April 28th, 2018.

Cris, Archie, and Pam will collect the sketchbooks to be presented to MCAD.- Please indicate 1-3 of your favorite “food themed” sketches to be considered.

EXHIBIT DATES: June 8th to Aug 13th 

OPENING: June 8th 6 pm - 9 pm Let’s represent!
COMMUNITY DATE: community event pending, sometime in July which will include a writer and a critic.

MCAD will provide a form for artists to fill out with Artist info and sketchbook details. This paperwork must be included with submissions. Stay tuned. High res scans provided for the exhibit, produced by MCAD will become the property of the artist. 

DISPLAY SPACE: Is limited to 2 walls and one free-standing lockbox
Wall 1: 12ft wide by 11ft high
Wall 2: 10ft wide by 11 ft high
Sketchbook glass display case: 3 to 5 sketchbooks ( the original books)  and 20 to 40 pieces of scanned work will be selected for the final exhibit 
All the work will be selected/ curated by MCAD 

(Will be insured, artists that display their original books, will need to exhibit the original sketchbook until the end of August) Others will be retrieved before the show by Pam, Archie or Cris.

Let's all participate!!!

April 28th: USk Twin Cities at Architectural Antiques

Our monthly sketchout will be a week later than usual this month. Why? Because we've gotten permission to sketch among the amazing treasures at Architectural Antiques in NE Minneapolis!

We'll follow up the sketching by gathering at Indeed Brewing for those who want to stay for a drink and draw.

12-3 Sketching at Architectural Antiques from. 1330 Quincy Street NE
3-6 Drink and draw at Indeed Brewing. 711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Minnesota Center for Book Arts 

Sunday March 18th Noon-3:00 pm

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located on the first floor of the Open Book building:

1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100 Minneapolis MN 55415

On site you'll find many options for sketching that include the beautiful building, 

a cafe and Milkweed book shop. 

Parking Information

Limited free parking is available in the Open Book lot adjacent to the building. Please do not park in spaces reserved for building tenants or staff. Events in the building may limit availability of spaces in the Open Book lot. Metered street parking, pay lots and public ramps are all available nearby. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Minneapolis Skyway
date: Sunday, February 18th at 12pm- 3 pm
where: IDS Center- 80 S 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Let's meet at the lobby of the IDS Center at 12 and again at 3 pm for photos. Bring a stool for a day exploring the views Minneapolis has to offer. There is an App for the Skyway system, and it's free!( It's called SkyWay Maps)

See you all!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Urban Sketching at the Global Market- January 21,2018

All I can say is WOW! Thank you, Gary, for the video you made. It is wonderful and we appreciate it! 
(credits: Quasimodo Advertising)

Urban Sketchers Meet Up: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis Jan.21, 2018 from Gary B on Vimeo.

Click the link to see our last Twin Cities Urban Sketchers' meeting:

Friday, January 19, 2018

January Outing: Midtown Global Market

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Sunday 21 January, 12-3 PM
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St, Minneapolis

Let's gather in the main cafeteria at noon, and then again at 3:00. Let's share our colorful work, and a grab a bite. This is a lively colorful market with loads to inspire.

Here's the Facebook Event Listing!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November meeting at the Guthrie


date: Nov 11th, 2017
time: 12pm to 3 pm
address: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

This month we will be able to sketch at the Guthrie Theater. This exciting building located on the Mississippi river, at Gold Medal Park is at the iconic work of architect Jean Novel. Many interestingly placed windows, frame the beautiful skylines of Minneapolis. The Guthrie will be a treat for sketching inside, or out. Please meet at the entrance lobby right in front of the gift shop. We will meet up at the same spot for our group photo at the end of our session.
It is also the International 24hr Sketchwalk to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Please, for more details, go to:

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.)