Monthly Outings

Our monthly outings  are usually the First Saturday, Second Thursday and Third Wednesday.  Check here each month for details.  Also check the Ad Hoc page for any outings not regularly scheduled. 

We normally start with brief announcements at 10 am.  Then we meet again at 12:30 to share our sketches.

Tentative schedule for upcoming outings:

First Saturday changes to Sunday, June 2 from 1-4pm so we can sketch at Fort Steilicum
June 19: Titlow Park


First Saturday, May 4:  Day Island Clubhouse

1965 E Day Island Blvd W., University Place, WA 98466

Carrie, the host for this outing, will have a map with suggested areas for sketchers to consider. The clubhouse will be decorated for Cinco de Mayo, so that may add a bit of additional interest.

There is street parking.

Second Thursday, May 9: Gig Harbor Visitors Center, 
3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor.

Local information in front room and interactive displays courtesy of Harbor Wildlife in back 3 rooms.  If the weather cooperates the whole harbor is available to sketch!

From South: 16 west, 3rd exit after bridge, Wollochet-City Center, right onto Pioneer at top of ramp/light, left at Harborview about 2 blocks on right.  Watch for time limits on parking spots.

From North: 16 east, Wollochet-City Center exit, left at top of ramp, cross over 16, Wollochet becomes Pioneer, see above.


Third Wednesday, May 15: McMenamins Elks Temple

565 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

We've been watching the renovation and eagerly awaiting the opening day, which is April 24.  Now we'll have the chance to sketch inside and out for the first time.  There are seven floors to explore. 

Meet at 10 am at the Spanish Steps
This photo shows the unrenovated Temple.

Please support our sketcher-friendly venues by buying their food or beverages while sketching on their premises.  So be generous, be considerate of the establishment and their customers and show the world how sketching can help everyone to be happy!

Plan to allow time to find parking in the area as it could be a challenge since it seems McMenamins has none of its own! 
One suggestion is to take the Link Light Rail (trolley) to the Theater District Station and walk less than a quarter mile to the Spanish Steps.  Parking is free at Freighthouse Square and the trolley starts there.

Freighthouse Square
2501 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421

Ad Hoc, Blue Poppy Day, Saturday May 18  

"A Festival of Art and Nature"  
Blue Poppy Day features visual and musical artists.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
2525 S 336th St Federal Way, WA 98001

The event is free and we have been invited to attend. This will be our third year sketching this event.

 Meet at 10am at the entrance to the Rhodi Garden. 


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