Our "First Saturday" Sketch-Out -- December 5th, 10 am -12:30 pm
Van Lierop Garden Market
1020 Ryan Ave, Sumner, WA 98390
We will be meeting at the beautiful Van Lierop Garden Market as our 'home base' for some holiday sketching in downtown Sumner. It has become one of our favorite places to sketch, what with the market itself plus all the quaint storefronts on nearby Main Street, and the homes on neighborhood side streets. If the weather allows, we may sketch outdoors in the Market garden or inside the beautifully decorated greenhouses. Downtown will be decorated for Christmas.The Santa Parade will be down Main Street at 3:30 pm. Dress to be comfortable for your favorite indoor or outdoor alternatives. Bring a folding chair and a hot drink for comfort.
The Van Lierop Garden Market is located at 1020 Ryan Ave. which is right in the center of downtown Sumner.
Heads Up: Important Travel-Parking Information:
Ryan Ave, for the entire block in front of the Garden Market, will be closed off because of some music events happening in that location during the day.
Suggestion 1: For ease of finding the Market (traffic is always diverted/controlled in Sumner during downtown events) run a copy of a detailed Google street map of the downtown Sumner area, so you will have back-street information to find your way to the Market, despite traffic diversions.
Suggestion #2: Bring a sandwich, snack, drink for lunch time: the local restaurants will be crazy-full.
Suggestion #3: Arrive early to have an easier time finding parking. Perhaps plan on arriving at 9:00 even though the Market opens at 9:30. We'll gather for announcements at 10 in the Market's outdoor garden area.
There is a parking lot directly across the street from the Market, which may be open for parking. Otherwise, we will need to park on a side street close by.