Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Let’s sketch the Maltz Performing Arts Center


1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 
Sunday April 21st, 9:30am til 12 noon.

NOTE THE EARLIER THAN USUAL TIME AND DATE. Per Wikipedia - Sited on a triangular-shaped block, the Temple was designed by architect Charles R. Greco in a mix of Byzantine Revival and Romanesque Revival styles.
It's an early in the day event as they have to set up for an orchestra rehearsal at noon. This looks like a special place and hope to see a lot of you there!!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

 Let's Sketch the Cleveland Arcade

401 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 March 24, 2024 1:30pm til 4pm.

The Grand Dame of Cleveland, the Arcade was built in 1890. Contrary to popular legend, it wasn't the first indoor shopping mall in the US, but it's still a great place to draw. We haven't sketched in here since 2018, so it's time to revisit this gem.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Let's Sketch Asia Plaza
Our next outing will be at Asia Plaza.
2999 Payne Ave, Cleveland OH February 25th, 1:30pm till 4pm
An indoor shopping mall in Asiatown. I have not been here in person but hope to check it out beforehand to see if there are any special needs to address for our sketchers. I would think if you have a sketching stool it would be a good idea to bring it. Hope to keep up the momentum from our interesting Brownhoist Bldg event!

Friday, January 5, 2024

Let's Sketch the Brownhoist Building


4403 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103 1:30pm - 4pm.
An interesting place to be sure, built in 1880, the central portion of this building was moved on rollers to its present location and the wings added afterward. It’s now an inclusive creative/maker space and hosts and has hosted numerous creative events. A flute recital will be going on while we’re there, which we may or may not be allowed to sketch. Lots of other stuff going on in the building. The oldest operating elevators in Ohio, a hard cider maker in the basement, seven vaults used to handle the company's payroll, and all sorts of stuff. The building served as offices for the Brownhoist company’s manufacturing plant across the street north on Hamilton, which is a giant enclosed space that used to assemble cranes.

An informative article about the building is also here

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Let's Sketch At Tower City Center

Tower City Holidays 2023, Cleveland, OH

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023 

Time: 1:30 PM – 4 PM

Address: 230 W Huron Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

Join us to sketch the holiday festivities at Tower City Center in Cleveland. 

We'll meet on the main floor at the tree at the bottom of the round staircase. 

Bring the family. Lots of things to see and do on Public Square for the holidays.


Sunday, October 29, 2023

Let’s Sketch the Cleveland Museum of Art

Date: Sun. November 26, 2023

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Place: The Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Join us to sketch at the Cleveland Museum of Art. We’ll meet on the benches in the middle of the atrium at 1:30 and again at 4:00pm. Entrance is free. Parking: $14 non-members, $7 members. Parking can be reserved online in advance.

CMA Current Rules:

1. Face masks optional.

2. One bag smaller than 13 x 17 x 6 inches is permitted. Nothing carried on one’s back. 

3. Dry media only in the galleries.

4. Coat check is open, large bags and other items (chairs, easels, etc,) are not permitted.

Note: Small folding stools are available throughout the museum on racks.

5. Cafe open Sundays 11-4pm, with snacks, beverages, pastries, grab-and-go sandwiches, and some hot food.

Save the date for future events: We meet on the 4th or 5th Sunday of the month 1:30 to 4:00pm. All are welcome. Check out the Worldwide Group at

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Monday, September 25, 2023

Let’s Sketch The Dunham Tavern Museum


Dunham Tavern Museum
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Time: 1:00-4:00pm (earlier start time)
Location: 6709 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103
Limited Free Parking on-site

Join us to sketch this 1824 home/museum and grounds in Mid-town Cleveland.  
On-site are the Heritage trail, gardens, a red barn and a log-cabin. 
The main house will be open with an admission fee ($5?). 
The Cleveland Foundation’s new building is also next door. 
It’s an exciting newly developing neighborhood.

At 2:00-3:00pm there’s a production/concert of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the Barn.