Next Monthly Sketch Outing

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

Monthly Outing!

Sunday, July 15:  Bellevue Botanical Garden

 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

July's outing will be at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.  If you haven't been there in a few years, there has been some renovation.  We'll meet at 10 am outside the new(ish) visitor's center, on the parking lot side. 

Trail Map

There are rest rooms and free parking at the garden.  There is also a cafe, where we may have lunch after our outing.  Admission is free. 

As in any garden, they write on the webpage:  "Please be considerate of our many visitors by keeping pathways clear and protect the Garden by staying out of planting beds. You arewelcome to walk on the lawns; please do not climb on the rocks or in the trees!"  Also,"no pets are allowed anywhere in the garden - service animals only are permitted".


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. Upcoming outings:

July 15 (Sun), 20 (Fri), 27 (Fri)
Aug. 3 (Fri), 11 (Sat), 19 (Sun), 24 (Fri), 31 (Fri)

Outing locations and other details will be announced as soon as possible here or on the ad hoc outings page

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

Discovery Park
Duwamish Industrial Marine Sites
Four Seasons Hotel - winter
Frye 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 
Bainbridge Island
Ballard Farmers Market 
Ballard Industrial District
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 x3
Georgetown 2x
Georgetown Steam Plant Museum
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.

  2. When will be the next meetup? I have only found information on the 3/10 outing, which has happened already. Thank you!

    1. We'll have it up in a week or two. It will be on April 15. Thanks for your patience!

      - Tina