Saturday, July 31, 2021

 UPDATE ON LORING PARK ART FESTIVAL EVENT 8/1



ATTENTION USK Twin Cities---Due to the Air Quality Alert for the Twin Cities this weekend, this event will now be INFORMAL--- there will be no official 12 noon Meet and Greet nor gathering at 2:45pm. Members who are still interested in this event may still sketch Sunday afternoon (or other times) at their leisure and post sketches to our FB page. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

August 1 Bonus Sketch Event at Loring Park Art Festival! Sunday, 8/1, 12-3 pm

 

Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!

Come out to beautiful Loring Park on Sunday, August 1, 12-3 pm, for the Loring Park Art Festival Sketch Meet. This is an August bonus sketch event for our group.

Loring Park is located near 1382 Willow St, in Minneapolis, across Hennepin from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. What to sketch: cool buildings, people, musicians, artists, food vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, the community garden, squirrels, rabbits, pigeons, waterfowl, and anything else that stirs your interest in this urban park festival. 

Meet and Greet at 12 noon at the Community Performance Building, click this link to see map and building photos.

We will meet up again in this same location at 2:45 p.m. to share sketches and take a group photo.

There are many places to look for parking and more information about the park, festival, food, entertainment, vendors, and more. Please click here to see the Loring Park Art Festival website for more information.

The festival is July 31-Aug. 1 (Sat. and Sun.) If you can’t join us on Sunday, you are more than welcome to sketch at your leisure on Saturday. Our group is listed as one of the activities during the festival, so we'd love plenty of participation. Post sketches to the Urban Sketchers Twin Cities Facebook page and also the Loring Park Art Festival Facebook page.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

July Sketchwalk at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 7/17 from 10am-5pm

 Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities members!

This month's sketch meet will take place at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. In lieu of the typical 3-hour sketching time frame, we'll be conducting a sketchwalk through 4 zones of the arboretum over the course of 7 hours.

The sketchwalk will take place on Saturday July 17th. Please purchase your tickets in advance on the arboretum website as you will not be able to get them at the entry gate.

Entry Tickets:

The Entry to the MN Arb is $15 for adults and free for children under 15. Since the pandemic, MN Arb requires advanced ticket purchase for specific timed entry. There is no limit for how long you can stay. You are responsible for purchasing your own ticket in advance once we determine the date of the sketchwalk. Here's the link to the MN Arb website for tickets: MN ARB tickets 


Sketchwalk Schedule:

We'll cover 4 zones of the Arboretum with rendezvous locations at each zone. Follow this link for the Sketchwalk Map and sketching zone information 

You can choose to meet other sketchers in specific sketching zones at the specified time if the sketchwalk is too long for you. You do not have to stay for the whole sketchwalk. All the sketching zone rendezvous locations have parking lots so you can choose to drive from zone to zone.

We'll share our sketches as a group at each rendezvous location and take our usual group photos.


Looking forward to seeing you all!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Photos from June Sketch Meet at Rice Park in St. Paul

Urban Sketchers Twin Cities had a fun outing yesterday at the newly renovated Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul. We had a great turnout and couldn't have asked for better weather. Thank you all for joining and a warm welcome again to the first timers!
























Next month we'll be conducting a sketchwalk at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum from 10am-5pm either on Saturday July 17th or Sunday July 18th. Since The Arb requires timed entry tickets, we'll watch the weather for that weekend and will announce the exact day of the sketchwalk a few days before. More details of the sketchwalk to follow next month.


Monday, June 7, 2021

June Sketch Meet - Rice Park in Downtown Saint Paul on Saturday June 19th from 12-3pm

 Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities members!


This month's sketch meet will take place at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul on Saturday 6/19 instead of Sunday (Father's Day) from 12-3pm.
1. We’ll meet by the fountain in the center of the park for a quick meet-and-greet.
2. Maintain social distancing while sketching.
3. At 2:45pm, we’ll gather at the same area to share our work. Please space your sketchbooks 6’ apart and we’ll form a line to view everyone’s work.
4. This sketch meet will be canceled if it rains. Please check back on this post for weather related updates.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Cover Photo Credit: Google Maps Street View

Monday, May 17, 2021

May Sketch Meet: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Sunday 5/23 12-3pm

Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities members!

We are resuming in-person sketch meets starting this month on May 23rd from 12noon to 3pm at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden across from the Walker Art Center.


1. We’ll meet at the white open pavilion at noon for a quick meet-and-greet.
2. Maintain social distancing while sketching.
3. At 2:45pm, we’ll gather at the same area to share our work. Please space your sketchbooks 6’ apart and we’ll form a line to view everyone’s work.
4. The sketch meet will be canceled if it rains.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 6, 2020

CANCELED: March Sketch-Out - Como Park Zoo and Conservatory


Edit: CANCELED. This event is canceled in alignment with recommendations from health officials to prevent the transmission of COVID19.

Please join Urban Sketchers Twin Cities for our March Sketch-Out at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory on Sunday March 15, 2020 from 12 noon to 3pm.


Sketch by Tony Cheng

Let's meet in the indoor open area to the right of the main entrance. We'll meet again at the same location at 2.45pm to share our sketches and take a group photo. Hope to see you there!

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive, St Paul, MN 55103

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.)