Science Museum Sketch Day (5/4), Coffee Sketch (4/26), and More!

Hi Urban Sketchers Twin Cities,

Please join us for the Science Museum of Minnesota Sketch Day!

When: Saturday, May 4th, 12-3pm

Where: Science Museum of MN, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102. (

Art and Science help us explore, interpret, and study the world around us and on May 4, the Urban Sketchers will have the opportunity to sketch in the Science Museum of Minnesota in St Paul.

We will be partnering with SMM's Maker Saturday event. The goal of Maker Saturdays is to spark curiosity and creativity. SMM will likely post easels around the museum to encourage visitors to try sketching themselves. In addition, please be open to questions that you may receive from the patrons.
Dinosaurs, Mayan ruins, the Mississippi River, and a huge spaceperson are just a few of the things that await you. In addition, Star Wars characters will be walking around and SMM will be hosting a wookie figurine hunt in celebration of May the 4th.
We will meet in the lobby at noon and re-gather again at 2:45pm in the same location for the throwdown. A rep from the museum will be meeting us for a short presentation prior to sketching. Entry to the museum is free for our group! Because of the number of active children, they have asked that we refrain from using paint (may need to add your color later or try a new color medium). SMM has its own parking ramp (fee required) or enjoy street parking around the museum.
May the 4th be with you! ~hosted by Lisa Schlosser

Other Upcoming Events and News---

1. Coffee Sketch At Lost Fox, Lowertown, St. Paul
When: Friday, April 26, 10am-12pm
Where: 213 4th St. East, St. Paul, (
Two year-old coffee house in warehouse-type building, offering brickwork, natural lighting, food and fun. They open at 8 a.m if you wish for an early start. Parking is pay-for, off-street. I’ve been hoping to discover more East-Metro locations so big thanks to Heather Hultgren and friends for discovering the Lost Fox. I will scope it out for further details and report back if I find other goodies or free parking to talk about. The Coffee Sketches have been a hit and such a fun way to explore the metro and get to know each other better in more intimate surroundings.
Hope you can make it! Also, for future, warmer-weather sketching, I have found and talked to three good coffee venues in Stillwater, MN. As well as have notes on other places that have been suggested. Here’s to dipping our brushes into our neighbor sketcher’s coffee! ~ Hosted by Lori Tolonen

2. Our friends at Metrosketchers have invited us to their sketch event at MIA/Art In Bloom!
When: Saturday, April 27th, 12-3pm
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. South, Minneapolis
Learn more details on their Facebook post:
3. May Sketch Walk At Doors Open Minneapolis 
When: Saturday, May 18th, 10am-5pm
-See event details on our April 15th blog post.

4. We had a great sketch outing at Midtown Global Market on April 20th! Thanks to all who came, sketched, hung out, and otherwise had a super-fun afternoon!

5. Interested in taking your sketching skills deeper? Check out the Urban sketching retreat at Madeline Island this summer, with world-class instructors, a beautiful location, and plenty of growth opportunities!