On May 2, 2015 we will be meeting for our sketch-outing at Freight House Square ( 2501 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421)...to sketch inside OR possibly outside in the surrounding neighborhood.
10 AM--Meet inside Freight House Square Food Court at tables located between the Mocha Stop and Wendy's Vietnamese Restaurant.
12:30 PM: Share sketches and join the group photo at a location to be announced on site.
1:00 PM: Coffee/tea, snack or lunch at the Olive Branch Cafe and Tea Room at the west end of Freight House Square. Email Frances to be on the reservation list for the restaurant. (fbuckmas AT ix DOT netcom DOT com....note that the email is set to prevent misuse of the address). The lunch gathering may also be time for a sketch or two, as the restaurant is filled with irresistible items, begging to be sketched.
NEW: AN AFTERNOON SKETCHING OPPORTUNITY: After lunch, some may wish to sketch more. If that is your plan, you may join with others for a 4 pm sharing of your after lunch sketches, at a table near the Sasquatch (watch for the #12 t-shirt) at the west end of the Food Court.
PARKING: There are two (free) parking garages across the street from Freight House Square. The western garage is entered on Puyallup Ave. The eastern garage is entered from E. 25th.
Freight House Square is a circa-1909 building. It used to be the westernmost freight terminus for the Milwaukee Railroad, and has been a Tacoma landmark for over 100 years. Inside is very sketch-able, and nearby you'll find an industrial area, an old wooden trestle bridge, the Tacoma Dome, the LeMay Car Museum, Alfred's Cafe (black and white checkerboard coffee bar), and a lot of interesting views near the bridge towards Johnny's Dock and the Glass Museum.