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. 


First Saturday, December 2:Le-Petit Olive Branch Tea Room

East end of Freighthouse Square.  
600 East 25th Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

We’ll meet at 10:00 AM by the wooden Big Foot carving outside Le-Petit Tea Room (near the Rainier Room on the East end of Freighthouse main floor.

Enter here:  

Edit 11/27:  To clarify, there are two Olive Branch Tea Rooms (on opposite ends of the Freighthouse building).  We will sketch at the "Le-Petit Olive Branch" that's set up as a children's tea party room on the art gallery end of the building (the end closest to the parking garage). 
Free parking across East 25th Street (now a one-way street) at the Tacoma Dome Station garage.

At 12:30 PM we’ll regroup for sketch sharing and photos, followed by lunch at the Olive Branch CafĂ© & Tea Room (opposite end of Freighthouse) or any of the food-court establishments in the middle of Freighthouse Square.



 Second Thursday, Gig Harbor, December 14: Cancelled

Third Wednesday December 20:  Murano Hotel

1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 9840

We've been before, 3 years ago, but this time we're hoping it's decorated for the holidays.  Meet in the lobby at 10 am.  

The hotel is named after the Italian island which has been home to glassblowers.  The hotel itself houses a collection of glass art.  The halls of each floor feature a different artitst.

Lunch will be in the hotel restaurant, "Bite".  

Street parking.  Or take the light rail.  Stops are either Convention Center or Commerce street. Then walk up the hill to Broadway. 

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