Friday, December 23, 2022

Let's Sketch CLE Public Library on a Saturday

Cleveland Public Library Main Branch

 Date: SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Cleveland Public Main Library

325 Superior Avenue, 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Join us to sketch at the Cleveland Public Library Main Branch on Saturday, January 21. Because the library is closed on Sundays, this event is on a Saturday. Many beautiful architectural details inside and great views of the Mall from the top floors.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Let's Sketch The Cleveland History Center

Come sketch with us at the Western Reserve Historical Society (the Cleveland History Center) on Sunday the 18th from 1 to 4pm. The center CLOSES at 4, so we're going to have to gather to see everyone's sketches at 3:30 in the front lobby. It opens at 10am if you want to see the whole museum and still have time to draw. DRY MEDIA ONLY. 

LOTS TO SKETCH. Cars, planes, the Euclid Beach carousel, the big Chief Wahoo, Cleveland history exhibits, vintage dresses, the mansion itself with all it's architectural ornamentation, there's something for everyone! Unfortunately there is a charge for this one. Mention the urban sketchers and get $2 off admission, so it will be $13, $11 for seniors over 62. There's also a parking flat rate of $8, just bring your ticket in to get the discount. 

Google "Cleveland History Center" to see all the contributor photographs people have uploaded to get an idea of the breadth of things to see. It's incredible. The auto museum alone has an entire floor of just Cleveland related cars (it was neck and neck between Cleveland and Detroit as to which city was going to be the auto capital of the world at one point).

Friday, November 4, 2022

Let’s Sketch the Cleveland Museum of Art

Sun. November 27, 2022

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Place: The Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Meet at benches in atrium

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, no longer need to reserve tickets in advance. 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.

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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Instagram: urbansketcherscleveland

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Let's Sketch, Rain or Shine


Date: Sunday October 30th 20222
Time: 1:30-4 pm
Check here or Facebook the morning of to determine which location.

Park Synagogue is nationally recognized for its unique architecture and is situated within a beautiful wooded lot which should make for some great subject matter. The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes will be our fall back location in case of poor weather, enabling us to take advantage of fall leaf color in either case. They're about 3 miles from each other.

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

Find us on Facebook:
Instagram: urbansketcherscleveland

Friday, September 2, 2022

Let's Sketch and Paint at BayArts

 Date : Sunday Sept. 25, 2022 
Time: 10:00- 4:00pm 
Location BayArts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village OH, 44140

Join us for a joint event with BayArts for Plein Air painting and sketching at Huntington Reservation. Our event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 25 with sketching or painting starting at 10:00am. If you want to participate in the larger event on other days with cash prizes, see the attached link.

Time-line for Sunday event

8 AM - 10 AM: Quick Paint Registration - stamp canvas. Register in person, $10 to paint. 

Free to sketch on your own.

10 AM - 12 PM: Quick Paint or Sketch

12:00 - 12:30: Sketch throw down, Brown bag lunch together

12 PM - 2 PM: Live judging by Jeff Suntala of the Quick Paint submission and other submissions on the BAYarts Campus.

2 PM - 4 PM Artist reception and Prize Awards for entire event. Work displayed for public viewing and purchase. Chatty’s Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase on the Fuller House Porch.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Let's Sketch Ben Franklin Community Gardens

Let's Sketch Ben Franklin Community Gardens

Date: Sunday, August 28
Time: 1:30-4:00pm
Location: 1905 Spring Road, Cleveland, OH  44109

Let's Sketch Ben Franklin Community Gardens
Join us to sketch at the Ben Franklin Community Garden, the largest garden in Cuyahoga County with over 200 plots. It’s located behind Ben Franklin Elementary School. The Garden was designated a Cleveland Landmark in 2005. Bathrooms and a covered pavilion available, probably free veggies! 


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Ohio Regional Urban Sketchers Summit



Date : Saturday August 13, 2022
Time: 9:00-5:00PM
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library, 
96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 

Grab your art supplies and explore downtown Columbus as an urban sketcher!
Hosted by four Ohio USk chapters, the one-day Summit will feature workshops from six world-class instructors. There will also be opportunities for participants to practice and hone their urban sketching skills. All skill levels and media are welcome. Participants must provide their own materials.

Summit Schedule:
Registration, 9:00-9:30
Keynote Address, 9:30-9:50
Session 1, 10:00-12:00 (choose one workshop)
Lunch and Practice, 12:00-1:00
Session 2, 1:00-3:00 (choose one workshop)
Summit Wrap-up, 3:00
Continued Practice, 3:00-5:00

Instructors & Workshops
Amy Bogard, Quick Captures for Beginners
Yuki Hall, Expressive Urban Sketching
Kay Bea Jones, Artists Have Perspective: Tools for Conveying Space
David Rankin, Sketching Better & Faster Using a 9B Woodless Graphite Pencil & Blender
Jeff Suntala, Sketching People and Cars
Terry Welker, Composition Techniques

Register Here:
Event Website: