Red Wing Sketch Walk (6/22), Coffee Sketch at Minnehaha Falls (5/23) and More June Events!


Hello Urban Sketchers Twin Cities!

Join Urban Sketchers Twin Cities and Urban Sketchers Chippewa Valley For a Sketch Walk in Beautiful Red Wing Minnesota!
When: Saturday, June 22nd (Rain date will be Sunday, June 23rd)
Time: 10am-2pm
10:00-Meet/Greet in the lawn by the Red Wing Depot (420 Levee Street, Red Wing MN 55055). Look for sketchers with USk signs.
-Sketch the riverfront area, farmer’s market, Levee park, and other things of interest
11:45- Sketch book throw down/group photo near the Depot (we’ll decide on a spot when there).
Sketchers gather for lunch (examples- Hanisch Bakery and Coffee shop and Mandy’s Coffee and Cafe are located on W. 3rd St. Other eateries are also nearby) and more sketching...
-Sketch downtown Red Wing
1:45- Sketch book throw down/group photo- Meet at the fountain at John Rich Park (315 W. 4th St), located between Main Street and W. 3rd Street and East and West avenues.
2:00- Head back home or stay longer for more sketching, ice cream at a shop, and hanging out!
Helpful links:
Visit Red Wing :
Red Wing Farmers Market :
Public parking is available- see the map here ( We encourage you to talk with other sketchers to carpool if you’d like.
Hope to see you sketching in Red Wing!
Other Upcoming Events:
 1. Coffee Sketch at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park  
When: This Thursday, May 23rd, 10am-12noon.
Where: 4801 S Minnehaha Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
 Meet at the top of Minnehaha Falls. The park features public art, walking trails, fountains and much more. Also, the Sea Salt restaurant is steps away from the falls and opens at 11:00 am for more sketching fun and lunch. There is free parking available in lot. Host- Lori Tolonen
Sketch Credit- Kar-Keat Chong
2. A Sketch Evening And Demo With Kar-Keat Chong-- Thursday, June 6, 5:30-8:15pm. See event details on our May 7th post. 

3. Sketch the Historic Fillebrown House in White Bear Lake!
When: Wednesday, June 19th, 10am-12:30pm
Where:  4735 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
We have an invitation to sketch The Fillebrown House. Built on the shores of White Bear Lake in 1879, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is considered significant based on its architectural design. The National Register describes the interior as “an excellent, and meticulously preserved, example of stick style decor. Motifs used on the exterior are repeated on the interior. A distinct geometry is evident in the execution of newels and balusters, window and door casements, door panel construction, and ceiling truss-work.”
In the 1930s, Helen Fillebrown taught piano lessons to area children, and operated a tearoom. Much of the house was kept the way it had been during the 1920s through the 1940s. The property was donated to the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society to ensure the ongoing preservation of this unique property.
Anyone that would like to bring a bagged lunch and head down to the gazebo park on the lake, it’s a short walk from Fillebrown. Enjoy your lunch or sketch the scenery. I will head there after our sketch-meet until about 2:30 pm. Host- Susan Schaffhausen

Other News:
We had a great time sketching at Doors Open Minneapolis on May 18th! Thanks to all who came, especially if it was your first time!

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