Next Monthly Sketch Outing

Saturday, July 15: Bellevue Botanical Garden
See Monthly Outing page for details.

Adhoc Outings

Friday Sketchers ad hoc outings

If you are free Friday mornings between 10am and 12:30 pm, please join us.  We usually meet the 2nd and 4th Friday, though in the summer we plan to go out every Friday.  In 2018, though, we're mixing it up with some Saturday outings instead of every Friday.
 

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Friday, July 20:  Columbia City
USk Seattle 9th Anniversary & "Porto Pity Party" 
 
We'll have two celebrations:  First, it's the day after the 9th anniversary of the first Urban Sketchers Seattle outing!  Secondly, we'll have a "Porto Pity Party" as some of our Sketchers are at the USk International Symposium in Porto.  There will be a souvenir for each sketcher.

Meet outside Geraldine's Counter at 10 am.

4872 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

It's been 2 years since the Friday group was there and 5 years since the monthly outing was. While the area is changing, there are still many older buildings as it is a designated historic district. There is an historic cinema. A couple blocks north on Rainier Ave. is the Columbia Branch Library (near the north side entrance to PCC) which is a Carnegie library and on the National Register of Historic Places.  Not historic, but there is also a relatively new PCC market.
 
Parking:  Street parking, fee and limited time.  


Cheap lot:  Turn east on S. Ferdinant St (coming from the North on Rainier, that's a left turn).  3900 S Ferdinand, Seattle, WA

Parking lot half a block up on the right.  It's $2 per hour and the machine takes cash or card.





Alternatively, there is a Light Rail stop at Columbia City (4818 Martin Luther King Jr Way S., Seattle).  It's a half mile walk to Rainier and our main sketching area. (except we're not meeting at Starbucks, as on this map.  Turn right and go a couple more blocks to Geraldine's).


Throwdown (sketch sharing) will be at 12:30 at a spot decided upon during the 10 am meeting. 

Lunch:  For those who can stay, we'll pick a spot among the many places on the main street.  


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Friday, July 27 Gilman Village, Issaquah

317 N.W. Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027

Meet at at 10 am at the Issaquah Coffee Company
on the patio on the other side of the building from the parking lot
Suite 46, as noted on the map, below.
 

Directions from their website:  Take Exit 17 off I-90. Front Street southbound to NW Gilman Blvd. Turn right. Continue across railroad tracks. 

Recommended parking location:  Off NW Juniper St., near our 10 am meeting place, Issaquah Coffee.  If driving south, off I-90, on NW Gillman Bldv, go past the apparent main entrance to Gillman Village and then turn right on NW Juniper.  You'll see the lot and Issaquah Coffee on the right.  See annotated map, above.  The parking is plentiful and free. This area is near the meet up and has the most shade.

Throwdown (sketch sharing) will be at 12:30 at The Boarding House Restaurant (as indicated on the above map). 

Lunch:  For those who can stay, we'll be at The Boarding House. It has a varied menu of sandwiches, soup and salads.  It also has a shaded patio.

FYI:  Public Restrooms are in the tall, blue building, at the back of the Greek restaurant.



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Plan Ahead for Summer!



To make the most of our all-too-brief summer, USk Seattle will be organizing more frequent sketch outings from June through August – we’re shooting for one per week! In general, the monthly Sunday outings will stick with the usual third Sunday (except to avoid conflicting with Father’s Day). Some of the second-and-fourth-Friday outings will switch to Saturdays to enable more sketchers to participate. Hope you can join us!

Outing locations and other details will be announced as soon as possible in the Google group, on the blog’s monthly outing page and this page. To help you plan, please mark these dates on your calendar, and then go find your shades and sunscreen! Happy sketching, everyone! Upcoming outings:

Tentative locations (do check back here!)
Aug. 3 (Fri), Bothell Country Village
Aug 11 (Sat), Greenwood neighborhood
Aug 19 (Sun), Bell St. Pier, starting at 12:30 (following Stephanie Bower's workshop)
Aug 24 (Fri), Helix Bridge
Aug 31(Fri) Queen Ann library & environs


All start times are 10 a.m. except Aug 19
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USk Tacoma invites Seattle:


Urban Sketchers Tacoma Monthly outing is the 1st Saturday at 10am.  There is also a regular 3rd Wednesday outing. And more.... Schedules can be found here:
http://urbansketcherstacoma.blogspot.com/p/monthly-outings.html 



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