Next Monthly Sketch Outing

SATURDAY, March 10 Georgetown Steamplant
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Monthly Outing!

Saturday, March 10: Georgetown Steamplant

The Georgetown Steam Plant is located adjacent to Boeing Field/King County International Airport at 6605 13th Avenue South, Seattle. Access is from the east side of Ellis Avenue South, opposite South Warsaw Street.

Meet at 10 am outside the entrance door to the plan.  We will sketch until 12:30 and then share our sketches.

Note:  There are free guided tours at 11:00am and 1:00pm.  If you want to go on the 1pm tour, you MUST contact Kate Buike at mkbuike at   If the number is more than 15, a reservation must be made. So please contact Kate asap if you want the tour. 

Please visit the website to note all the restrictions:
No tripods (presume this includes stools) on 2nd floor
Bags:  Bags, backpacks, purses, and packages larger than 11” x 17” x 8” are not allowed inside the Steam Plant. Hazardous materials (e.g. pepper spray) and weapons of any kind are prohibited (I [Kate Buike] did bring my usual, large, backback in January)

Parking  There is limited parking available on-site. Carpools and public transportation are encouraged. If on-site parking is full, visitors may be requested to find parking off-site, including local neighborhood streets. Seattle City Light assumes no responsibility for personal vehicles parked on- or off-site
Accessibility  The only access to the second floor of the Steam Plant is via a steep flight of stairs

Photos of parking area:

Drive through gates from Ellis Ave
 Entry view from Ellis Ave:

Photos from Kate Buike's visit in January:


Urban Sketchers Sketch outing Locations: (email us with more suggestions) 

Discovery Park
Duwamish Industrial Marine Sites
Four Seasons Hotel - winter
Frye Museum
Georgetown Steam Plant Museum
Golden Gardens
Good Shepherd Center
Houseboat and marina docks 
Harley Davidson showroom in Bellevue
Lincoln Park-West Seattle 
Log Boom Park 
Molbaks Nursery
Museum of Flight
The rail yards south of Fishermen's Terminal

Skye Nursery
St. Mark's cathedral
St. Ignatius Chapel
Streissguth Gardens, on west side of Capital Hill
Trinity Episcopal
Washington Park Arboretum / Japanese Tea Garden in the spring

Where we have been:

4th Ave. Firestation 
Alki Beach Headquarters 
Ballard Farmers Market 
Ballard Industrial Distric
Ballard Locks Fish Ladder x3
Bothell Country Village 
Beacon Hill Station
Bothell McMenamins (Anderson School)
Burke Museum
Capital Hill 
Capital Hill Light Rail station
Center for Wooden Boats
Chinese Garden
Craven Farms, Snohomish, WA
Columbia City
Danny Woo Community Gardens
Elephant Car Wash
Elliott Bay Book Store 
Emerald City Trapeze Arts 
Fall City Pumpkin farm
Ferry to Bainbridge Island and back 
Fisherman's Terminal
Fremont industrial blocks (Way Station Coffee)
First Church of Christ Scientist 
Funko HQ, Everett
Gates Foundation Visitor Center 
Gasworks Park
Georgetown Garden Tour x2
Georgetown 2x
Greenlake Village
Helix Footbridge 

Hale's Brewery
International District 
Jack Block Park - West Seattle
Jefferson Park Jubilee  JM Cellars
Kenmore Air, Kenmore Washington 
King St. Station
Kobe Terrace Park 
Lunar New Year in Hing Hay Park (ID) 
Magnuson Park 
Melrose Market, Capitol Hill
Pacific Place
Pike Place Market 
Pike Market Atrium
Pike-Pine St.  Coffee Shops 
Pioneer Square 
Pioneer Square Bus Tunnel
REI,  St. Spiridon Russian Orthodox Church (Onion Dome), Immanuel Lutheran
Sculpture Park
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Seattle Bouldering Project
Seattle Central Library
Seattle Center Space Needle  
Seattle Center Winterfest 

Seattle Waterfront
Shilshole Marina
Sound Transit Light Rail Station
St. Michelle Winery 
Starbucks Roastery, Capitol Hill
Stimson Green Mansion
St. James Cathedral
Suzzallo Library, UW
Tully's Corporate Headquarters (The Old Rainier Brewery)
Tacoma Museum District 
Tacoma's Union Station and surrounding area
Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park 
Union Station 
University of Washington
University Village
Upper Queen Anne
UW Boat House 
US Bank Center/City Centre
UW Conservatory 
Volunteer Park Conservatory
Wallingford Center 
Washington Correctional Center for Women, IF project
West Montlake Park
Wing Luke Museum


  1. Do you have any info on parking availability near King St Station? I understand there is a big auto show at Century Link field that weekend, so that lot will probably be full.

    1. Hi Alex! I'll check on parking and send info on the Google group and post here with whatever I learn.