Monthly Outings


Our usual outings are on the First Saturday, Second Thursday (Gig Harbor area) and Third Wednesday (Fourth Thursdays in Gig Harbor are only in the Summer)


The next month's outings are usually posted after the 15th of the month before.  We normally meet from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  But please check back here often for updates or changes to that schedule.

For ad hoc outings, go to that page. 
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Third Wednesday, February 21: Union Station
1717 Pacific Avenue,Tacoma, WA 98402-3200

https://www.gsa.gov/historic-buildings/tacoma-union-station-tacoma-wa
Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Station_(Tacoma,_Washington)
Courthouse  http://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/visitors/tacoma-courthouse

We return to the site of our very first 3rd Wednesday outing back in March 2015!  




Meet in the rotunda at 10 am. 

Note:  This is a Federal courthouse so there is a security screener at the door.  Have your government issued ID ready and know that your bag will be searched. 

There is beautifully restored Victorian era decor.  There is Chihuly glass. 

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  First Saturday, March 3: UW Tacoma Library

 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402
is the official address.  It's kitty corner behind the Bookstore.  Meet just inside the entrance.


The library includes a building that was once an industrial building.  Some of the equipment has been incorporated into the renovation and makes for interesting sketch subjects.  Just be aware that room is designated as SILENT.  



 
There is also a second floor glass bridge which offers views of campus.  



Parking:   In the lot next to the library which is entered of S. 21st St..  It is $1/hour with 3 hour limit.   Or park in the garage near Freighthouse Square and take the trolly.


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Second Thursday, March 8:  Donna Trent’s Art Studio
 

4224 83rd Ave Ct NW, Gig Harbor

Donna Trent has graciously offered (after we asked!) her studio to Urban Sketchers Gig Harbor for the month of March.  Donna hosts regular classes and workshops at her studio as well as for Open Studio.  She also has a beautiful piece of property and a very large back deck, so we can sketch inside the studio or outside under cover if need be.  There is plenty of parking and chairs for our use, and we can bring a lunch (she has a microwave and a refrigerator in the studio). 






Directions to Donna Trent’s Studio


From the South on Hwy 16 (WB):Cross the Narrows Bridge
Exit at Olympic Dr.
Turn Left at the top of the exit light and cross the freeway
Stay on Olympic Drive through the intersection with Pt Fosdick Dr NW , then becomes 56th St NW
Turn Left at the T (Wollochet)
The road passes Artondale, curves to the Right and becomes 40th St NW – you are now heading West
Watch the street signs
When you come to 83rd Ave there will be what looks like two driveways next to each other on your RIGHT.
The first one is 83rd Ave NW
The second one is 83rd Ave COURT NW – This is the one you want.
Go all the way to the end of the gravel road through an open gate and park in the large parking area.
The entrance to the studio (the big building separate from the house) is on the left side of the building.

From the North on Hwy 16 (EB
):
Exit to Wollochet Dr/City Center
Turn Right at the light
Stay on this main road through several turns
Becomes 40th St NW – you are now heading West
Watch the street signs
When you come to 83rd Ave there will be what looks like two driveways next to each other on your RIGHT.
The first one is 83rd Ave NW
The second one is 83rd Ave COURT NW – This is the one you want.
Go all the way to the end of the gravel road through an open gate and park in the large parking area.
The entrance to the studio (the big building separate from the house) is on the left side of the building. 

 
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Third Wednesday, March 21: LeMay Family Collection at Marymount

http://www.lemaymarymount.org/

325 152nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445

(This is not the the LeMay America's Car Museum near the Tacoma Dome.)

Sketch-Outing, from 10 AM-12:30.  Meet outside the front entrance at 10 AM.

Check back soon as group rate still being confirmed.   It will likely be the same as last time: We’ll collect fees for the group, so we may receive the group rate ($10 each.)  Please bring exact amount in cash. 

We will sketch until 12:30, then share our sketches & join in a group photo.

In 1998 the LeMay family collection of 1,900 vehicles was listed as the “Largest Antique & Vintage Vehicle Collection" in the Guinness Book of World Records.  By the year 2000, the collection included more than 3000 vehicles. While Harold was often cited as the collector of the family, Nancy was just as passionate about collecting as he was. Together, they collected, not only vintage cars, but also a great deal of Americana, from toys to signs to dental equipment.




 











Besides vehicles, there are many other collections in the museum, well as outdoor exhibits.

Driving directions  from the greater Tacoma area:
From Hwy 512,  go south on Pacific Ave.   Turn left(east) on 152nd.
Marymount will be on your left.  LeMay Family Collection, Marymount  

325 152nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445






Also check back soon for lunch location.  




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