Thursday, November 10, 2022

Waterfront Market

 A small group of sketchers met at the new-ish Waterfront Market at Ruston, near Tacoma.  It's a huge space with many free standing vendors and a couple established restaurants.  All the vendors were very friendly and welcoming, inviting us to sketch in their sections.  

Liz sketching a vegetable display in a small organic grocer.

I looked for the glass pumpkin patch and sketched this view.  I only did one as I spent a lot of time looking at displays and talking to other sketchers. 

The throwdown

One sketcher left early and one of the vendors took our photo.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Nov 10 outing to Point Ruston Public Market

 Point Ruston Public Market, Thursday, November 10

 5101 Yacht Club Road | Ruston, WA 98407

11/6: Note edit:  Nov 10th is Thursday! 

The Public Market is above the main Point Ruston shopping area where we've sketched before and it is relatively new.  This will be out first outing specifically there.  Think indoor farmers market with a variety of vendors.  

Inside the ceiling is very high which is better for ventilation.  There is an overhang for outdoor sketching.  The website indicates there is also a second story outdoor patio with views out to the water.   

Meet at 10 am on Wednesday, November 10th, outside the doors.  Liz N. will be hosting.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Changes at Windmill Garden

 It's been 3 or 4 years since we've sketched at Windmill Garden in Sumner.  Oh, my, has it changed!  They sold most of the property so the area of the garden is much reduced.  Still, there was plenty to sketch.  I'd hoped for Halloween displays.  While there were plenty of autumn plants, no Halloween items, including no pumpkins.

I picked a view that included the arbor and the windmill atop the shop.


With a few minutes left before throw down, I drew this colorful metal rooster sculpture.

The intrepid group that braved the chill.  

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Outing at Windmill Gardens

 Wednesday, October 26, Windmill Garden

16009 60th St E, Sumner, WA 98390

 It's been a few years since we last sketched at this location.  We'll visit on a weekday in order to avoid weekend crowds.  

Meet at 10 am at  the gazebo in the garden, near the windmill, as seen below:  

There will be fall decor to sketch in the nursery area.  Most of the site is open air but there are some covered sections in case of rain. 

Sketching at Harbor History Museum

We had a good turnout for our 2nd Thursday Urban Sketcher outing.  The weather was fantastic, tide was high and fall color was grand.

Urban Sketchers at Harbor History Museum

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Sketching the Market

 Some new sketchers joined the group sketching at the Olympia Farmers Market yesterday.  Thanks to Liz N. for being the host for the day.

from Kate Buike

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Outing at Olympia Farmers Market

 Olympia Farmers Market - Saturday October 1

700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501

Meet at 10 am on the market side of the street near the traffic circle with the arch.  


We'll also meet with the South Sound Urban Sketchers, based in Olympia.

In addition to food, there are craft vendors and musicians.  

The Market's COVID safety plan: Masks are encouraged in crowded outdoor spaces.

There is "plenty of free two hour parking".