Summer Ad Hoc Schedule - Plan Ahead
A sketch outing has been scheduled for nearly every week through August! Here's the schedule so you can fit some onto your most-likely-busy summer calendars. It’s a good mix of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, so we hope more people will be able to participate during the best time of year to be here! The regular monthly Sunday outings can be found on the Monthly Outings page.
Friday, Aug. 18 - Maple Leaf Reservoir Park
Friday, Aug. 25 – the new Jimi Hendrix Park
1020 NE 82nd St, Seattle, WA 98115
(this is the address of record, but see below about where to meet).
Maple Leaf Reservoir Park is a gem of this Seattle neighborhood and possibly one of the city’s best-kept secrets. The historic Maple Leaf Water Tower is the focal point, but there’s also a contemporary sculpture, butterfly garden, playground, surrounding houses and trees and other sketchable features. The biggest and best highlight, though, is a completely unobstructed view of Mt. Rainier – possibly the best within the city limits! – weather permitting, of course. ;-) Never crowded even on a sunny summer weekend, this view is yours with just a 3-minute walk from the park entrance.
Meet at the picnic shelter just inside the nondescript park entrance on Roosevelt Way NE at NE 85th Street. (You can also enter at NE 83rd, but then you’d have to climb a fairly long stairway to the upper level where we’re meeting. To avoid the climb, even if you park closer to 83rd, walk on the sidewalk to the 85th Street entrance.) Free, unrestricted parking on Roosevelt Way and neighborhood streets. (If Roosevelt is parked up, try the side streets 85th or 84th.)
Lunch options are minimal.The best bet is probably Cloud City Coffee (2 blocks north), which offers sandwiches and soups at lunchtime and outdoor seating with large tables (community seating, so we might have to share with others, but at least they can accommodate fairly large parties).
Friday August 25: Jimi Hendrix Park
2400 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144
Jimi Hendrix Park is located next to the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District, near where Jimi Hendrix grew up.
Meet at 10 am at the grand entrance and stairway adorned with Jimi's signature at the corner of Massachusetts and 25th Avenue South.
Seattle Times article about the recent opening.
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.