Hard to believe that the Tacoma Urban Sketchers are turning one year old this month, but it’s true: The local branch of the world-wide grass-roots sketching movement have been meeting every month with pencils and paper since last May, sharing their work and techniques on Flickr.com. To celebrate, they’re holding two sketch-out meetings this Saturday in Seattle and Tacoma.
First, the Tacoma meet-up: Sketchers will meet at the downtown Starbucks at 1101 Pacific Ave., S, Tacoma) at 10 a.m. before sketching on and around the Murray Morgan Bridge. (Rain plan: sketch the bridge from covered areas near A and 11th Streets.) They’ll reconvene at 12:30 p.m. at Starbucks to share experiences and drawings. More information: flickr.com/groups/tacomasketchers
In Seattle at the same time will be the Northwest Regional Sketch-out, held at the Museum of History and Industry. Sketchers from all over the Northwest will come to see artwork on display by Gabi Campanario, artist at the Seattle Times and founder of the Urban Sketching movement. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 3. Museum entry $14 adult/$12 senior, student, military/free for 14 and under. Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N, Seattle. 206-324-1126, mohai.org