Wednesday, December 20, 2017

January 2018 sketch outings

First Saturday, January 6:  Tacoma Main Library

Tacoma’s Main Public Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma WA 98402 

Meet at 10 am in the main lobby of the library.   Sketch Sharing and Group Photo at 12:30, at a location noted during announcements.  Library opens at 9 am. (for early birds).

There is free parking all around the library on Saturdays (though no parking lot).  People should not pay attention to the parking machines in front of the library. They do not function on Saturday even though the sign only says Sundays are free. 

If you'd like to stay for lunch together, please bring a bag lunch as we'll have a room in which to eat and socialize.  

Special Note:  We have a wonderful, last minute, opportunity for an Urban Sketchers-Tacoma Sketch show at the Main Library in Tacoma! It will be a very easy show in which to participate.  Details are in the USk Tacoma Google Group message.   Please bring your entry to this sketch outing.


Second Thursday: January 11: Elizabeth’s home 

2218 55th St NW, Gig Harbor

Elizabeth has graciously opened her waterfront home in Gig Harbor to us to sketch.  Meet at 10AM rain or shine.  She has spectacular views of the South Sound and Vashon Island.  Bring a packed lunch or enjoy one of the many restaurants in Gig Harbor.


Directions from south:
Stay in the extreme right lane as you cross Narrows Bridge
Take first exit off bridge (airport)
Right at top of ramp
Left onto 14th Ave NW    
Right on 55th St
Elizabeth’s house is at the end of street through gates.

Directions from north:
Take 16 south to Olympic Drive
Left at top of ramp
Stay right in Center City lane and cross over Hwy 16
Just past mall with Cutters Point, turn right on Hollycroft Way
Right on Hollycroft St
Right on Reid Dr NW
Left at second 55th Street marked private road (NOT 55th St COURT and NOT Clovis View development) Drive to end and through gates


Third Wednesday, January 17: Schmidt House

 330 Schmidt Pl SW, Tumwater, WA 98501This is an historic house built in 1904 (with extension added in 1910) for the founders of the Olympia Brewing Company, Leopold and Johanna Schmidt.  Schmidt family members lived in this house and beautiful grounds through the 1970’s.  It is now a multi-use facility housing the treasures of the Schmidt family and brewery archives, rented out for weddings and other special events through the year, and is the home base for our Heritage Builders local history program (talks, tours, videos and special events.)  Entrance is free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

Meet at the front porch at 10am.



Plan ahead:   February's Saturday outing will likley move to the 2nd Saturday, Feb 10, so we can sketch at the Asia Pacific Cultural Fest in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall 

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