Monday, April 18, 2016

May Sketch Outings

Here is the entire plan for May, all in one post:  

 May 7, First Saturday outing

 Harley Davidson Dealership
2302 Pacific Highway East, Tacoma, WA 98424-1014

Meet at 10 am  outside the main entrance of the Dealership.  You might want to bring some sort of folding chair (to sit out of the way of shoppers). They're having a sale that day so there will be lots of bikers there, plus lots of things going on that will be interesting to sketch.

Bring a sack lunch and beverage


May 12, Second Thursday Sketch Outing 

Port Orchard Public Market
715 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA

We will meet at 10 am inside the Central Dock Restaurant, which is located within the Public Market. 

CARPOOLING from Artco Crafts --leave by 9:00 am. 
CARPOOLING from Kimball Espresso--leave by 9:15 am.

Driving Directions:
Take Highway 16. Exit,  onto Tremont St. W.
Take a LEFT on Port Orchard Blvd.,
Take a RIGHT on Hwy 166/Bay Street.  
Four Hour Free Parking behind the Market.  Take a left off of Bay Street to go behind the Market.
(It is 17.2 miles from Kimball Espresso, which is near the Wollochet Exit….it is 20 minutes driving time from Kimball.) 


Blue Poppy Day - Art in Bloom  May 14   Ad-hoc outing
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
2525 S 336th St., Federal Way, WA 98001

 10 am to 4 pm

We have been invited to sketch at the garden.  To enter for free, just say "I'm an Urban Sketcher" at the ticket desk at the entrance.  

Meet & Greet at 10am just outside the entrance - before the ticket booth.  We will decide then where to meet at 12:30pm to share sketches.  Feel free to stay the rest of the day to sketch.  

See the event website (above) for info on all the activities of the day.  There will be music, demos, and food trucks.   


May 18, Third Wednesday Sketch Outing
Breakwater Marina
5603 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma, WA 98407

We will be sketching at the Breakwater Marina which is East of the Vashon Ferry Landing in Point Defiance Park. Keep left as you go down the street next to the lanes for the cars that will be loading onto the ferry.

Meet at 10 am outside of the Breakwater Marina office for announcements. Walk across the parking lot, cross the lanes of traffic waiting for the ferry…and a short distance beyond, you will see the Marina.  

Parking: There is ample free parking at the bottom of the hill, in the lot between the Vashon Ferry Landing and Anthony's Restaurant.

Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl
Refreshments: After our sharing time and group photo, we’ll have refreshments (snack, beverage, or lunch) at the Antique Sandwich Company (Small amount of parking along the side of the building, but mostly on-street parking.)



 May 26th, Fourth Thursday Sketch Outing

Tom Taylor YMCA 
10550 Harbor Hill Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332


You must have photo I.D. to enter.

Driving Directions to t he ‘Y’ from Hwy 16:
Take Hwy 16 to the Burnham Drive NW exit. From the first traffic circle, go onto Borgen Blvd. Stay on Borgen at the next traffic circle. Then, on the third traffic circle, go onto Harbor Hill Drive, which will take you right to the ‘Y’.
Meet at the front door at 10 am.

Lunch/Snack: We will go down to the waterfront in the Finholm District of Gig Harbor, to the Marketplace Grill, 8825 N. Harborview Drive. From the YMCA, take Harbor Hill Drive to Borgen Blvd. Turn Right. Take another right on Peacock Hill Ave. NW to N. Harborview Drive. Take a right on Harborview Drive. Grill will be on your left (waterfront)

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