Monthly Outings

Our monthly outings  are usually the First Saturday, Second Thursday and Third Wednesday. Also listed are any "ad hoc" outings planned (outside of the usual schedule)

We normally start with brief announcements at 10 am.  Then we meet again at 12:30 to share our sketches, also known as the "throw down"

Tentative schedule for upcoming outings:

Saturday, March 7: LeMay Family Museum
Wednesday, March 18:  Bass Pro Shops
Gig Harbor outings are on hiatus until May


First Saturday, February 1: Artist and Craftsman Supply
616 St. Helens, Suite 102, Tacoma, WA 98402


Meet at 10 am inside the front door of the store.   When sketching in a business, please be mindful of not impeding customers.

Close by lunch options at Stink (sandwiches and cheese)
628 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

McMenamins Elks Temple

Parking:  Please do not park in their tiny lot.  Save it for their customers and those of a new restaurant next door. 

An easy place to park is the paid lot by the History Museum.  Or park at Freight House Square.  From either location, hop onto the light rail and get off at the Theater District stop. From there, though, it's several blocks, uphill, to the store.  There is also paid Street parking with a 2 hour limit. 

Third Wednesday, February 19:  Sanford and Son Antique mall

743 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Only web presence now is the Facebook page

Meet at 10 am at Bostwick Coffee
764 Broadway, Tacoma. WA 98402

Because Sanford and Son does not open until 11am, we'll begin by meeting at 10:00 am at the Bostwick to sketch and have coffee to pay our 'rent' for use of the space.  We can also socialize and maybe pass our sketchbooks around...then troop down to Sanford & Sons together for its 11 am opening and sketch to 12:30 pm. After sharing sketches, perhaps we'll have lunch at a local place.   

There are also several other antique stores nearby.  

Parking:  Easy parking is either the free lot at Freight House Square or the paid lot by the History Museum, then hop onto the light rail and get off at the Theater District trolley stop. That way folks aren't worrying about 2 hour parking or parking tickets. There is paid Street parking with a 2 hour limit.  If you take light rail, you can walk back down Commerce to 9th and then up the hill to Broadway. 

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