Monday, April 26, 2021

May 2021 Sketch group on Broad Ave

Hello to any faithful readers out there. This blog has been dormant for a bit, but we are starting to emerge cautiously from our pandemic shelters. We met in person last month (outdoors, at Elmwood Cemetery) for the first time, and it was so wonderful to see everyone again.

We'll be meeting in person again this month. The plan is to meet in front of a coffee shop and walk along Broad Avenue, sketching the wonderful old buildings in the neighborhood.

Saturday, May 1
10am - noon
In front of City & State (for beginning and end of meeting)
2625 Broad Ave.

Incidentally, we met on Broad Ave the last time this blog was updated! There has been some demolition along the water tower side of the street, so we will plan to meet back in front of City & State this time.

Monday, October 28, 2019

November Sketch Group

Next sketch group
Saturday, November 2
Broad Avenue Art Walk

  • 10:00 AM - meet at the City & State patio (east side of City & State at Broad Ave and Collins St.) to say hi to everyone, then find a good sketching spot on Broad before the crowds get there.
  • 11:00 AM - the art walk starts so it will start to get crowded!
  • Noon - meet at the Water Tower Pavilion to share sketches.

Monday, September 30, 2019

October Sketch Group

Next sketch group
Saturday, October 5
10:00 AM
This month we're meeting at N Perkins Rd and Princeton Rd at an abandoned church that is likely to be torn down soon. Let's go document this interesting building before it disappears! Please park on Princeton Rd - the parking lot appears to be closed.
(Remember, all ages and skill levels are welcome!)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

July Sketch Group at Crosstown Arts

Join us at the Crosstown Arts show Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting, and Blue - two great quilt shows, including an interactive make-your-own-quilt installation.

Saturday, July 13 ***Note that we're meeting the SECOND SATURDAY***
Crosstown Arts, 1350 Concourse Ave #280 (east side of the building at the top of the red stairs)
10:00 AM

Please join us!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Munch & Learn at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens

At noon on Wednesday, June 26, several of the Memphis Urban Sketchers who are participating in the show at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, First Saturdays, will present a panel discussion, "Why You Should Be an Urban Sketcher."

We'll talk about how we got interested in urban sketching, our favorite tools and subjects, and how you can participate.

Hope you can join us!

Monday, April 29, 2019

May Sketch Group at Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Join us to sketch, but also to see the show, First Saturdays, in the Mallory-Wurtzburger galleries!

Saturday, May 4
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Ave
10:00 AM
We'll meet at the sculpture in front of the Dixon Gallery entrance. It's also family day and some of our sketchers are doing sketching demonstrations, so it will be a busy day!

Please join us!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Memphis Urban Sketchers Show "First Saturdays" at Dixon Gallery and Gardens

We are excited to be exhibiting our sketches at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens! First Saturdays, a show of framed sketches, sketchbooks, and scanned sketches displayed digitally, is up now through early July.
Join us for Tours at 2 this Tuesday, April 23 at 2:00 PM to learn more about the exhibit. There's also a reception on May 16, and a panel discussion on June 26.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

March Sketch Group at Crosstown Arts

Next sketch group is Saturday, March 2, 10:00 AM at Crosstown Arts (upstairs on the east end of the Crosstown Concourse). Meet at the top of the red stairs. Plenty of art and architecture and people to draw here!

Monday, January 28, 2019

February Sketch Group at The South Main Market

Next sketch group is this Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 AM. Come in and say hi, grab some food and make some sketches, and if it's nice out head outside! We'll meet up at noon to share our sketches.

The South Main Market (food hall)
409 S. Main (at Huling)

See you there!

Monday, January 14, 2019

January 2019 Sketch Group at Edge Alley

On January 5 we met at Edge Alley for our first sketch group of 2019. We had fun sketching inside and out on this unexpectedly sunny day.

Join us for more sketching on February 2 at the South Main Market, 409 S Main St 1st floor at 10:00 AM.