Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2nd Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl

ANNOUNCING: (see the rsvp at the bottom)

"2nd Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl"
Portland, Oregon
July 11 and 12, 2014 

Join us in Portland, OR, this coming summer for the "2nd Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl." Like it's predecessor last summer in the San Francisco Bay Area, this event is free. There are no workshops, or lectures; just the pure enjoyment of meeting old and new friends in a rich environment laden with tons of Portland eye-candy for your sketchbooks.

Here's what we have planned.

FRIDAY:  Meet up at McMenamins Ringlers Pub at 5:00pm.  The plan involves "breaking the ice" and getting to know others quickly with a "Five-Minute Portrait Party" where participants, in a "speed dating" format, will have 5 minutes to draw each other's portraits.  What could be more fun than getting to know each other better in a world-class pub with great food, drinks, chips, dips and jalapenos while sketching each other's faces. Afterwards there will be plenty of time for some of the other things we have in mind for after dinner.  We would tell you now, but we don't want to ruin the fun.

SATURDAY: We will spend the day from 9:30am until 4pm in the South Park Blocks.  This park spans 12 straight blocks, walking distance from downtown.  It is lined with museums, pubs, book stores, coffee shops, buskers, and city art displays.  A veritable cornucopia of friendly people and things to sketch.

Meet up at 9:30am in front of the Portland Art Museum, (on the east side of the building, facing the park).  We will have two sharing events: one at high-noon, the other at 4pm (locations will be announced at the meetup). Participants will be free to group-up for lunch in one of the many eateries found in this area.

We have no "ending time" planned for Saturday.  Some folks might want to gather for dinner and keep drawing during and afterwards.  We have nothing planned for Sunday; participants will be on their own to explore the city as they choose.

LODGING: There is no shortage of downtown overnight accommodations in Portland. Here are a few recommendations to get you started.
You can find a complete listing of lodging options throughout the city at this link.   

If you plan to attend, click this link, RSVP, with your name in the subject line, and if you plan to attend the Friday event also add "Friday." Thanks. 

This event has been scheduled to coincide with the 44th World Wide Sketchcrawl, July 12th

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