Thursday, November 29, 2018

Let's Sketch The Festival of Trees - Allen Theatre Upper Balcony

Join us for a special Holiday Sketch Event in the Upper Balcony Lobby of the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square. Great views looking down on the decorated trees in a quiet area of the lobby. Use your sketch for your next holiday card! 

Note: The date was changed to December 9 because the trees come down on December 23 and we needed special permission to do this.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:30 AM – 4 AM

1407 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1805, United States

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Let’s Sketch at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Sun. November 25, 2018
Time: 1:30-4:00pm
Place: The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Meet at benches in atrium

On November 25, we are back at the Cleveland Museum of Art to celebrate last year’s Urban Sketchers Worldwide - 24 hrs. Sketch event. We’ll meet on the benches in the middle of the atrium at 1:30 and again at 4:00pm. Hope everyone in our home page group photo can join us again!

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, October 1, 2018

Let's Sketch the Flats from Aloft Hotel deck

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM – 4 PM
Aloft Sketch outing:
Address: 1111 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 400-6469

Join us to sketch the East bank of the Flats. We'll meet on the second floor of Aloft Hotel where there's a common area and deck at 1:30pm.
Good views of bridges.
Meet up again at 4:00pm to admire sketches!

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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Urban Sketchers Cleveland - Edgewater Park

14 sketchers joined us Sun. Sept. 23 for our sketch event at the Edgewater Beach House in Cleveland, on a gorgeous day!
L to R: Jeff Evans, Virginia Phillips, Susan Kiedio, Todd Pollino, Carla Blackman, Judy Yen, Juan Quirarte, Janet Dodrill, Valerie Lyons, Eric Lee (Not shown: P.J. Bennett, Anthony J. Robinson and 3 other sketchers who got away)

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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Friday, August 31, 2018

Let’s sketch the Edgewater Beach House

The new Edgewater Beach House at Edgewater Park brings an enhanced beach-vibe through made-to-order beachside fare and treats and a seasonal outdoor bar with the best view in town. Meet at the base of the stairs, we’ll be upstairs near the fireplace in case of rain.

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 1:30 PM - 4 PM

Location: Lakefront Reservation
7600 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway Cleveland, OH 44102

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

Sketching Giant Hand at MOCA

It was great sketching with almost 20 artists last Sunday. Here we are in front of Judy's hand sculpture at MOCA with our sketches.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Let’s sketch the giant hand at MOCA

"Judy's Hand Pavilion" in front of MOCA
“Judy’s Hand Pavilion,” (outside MOCA) is a sculpture installation by Tony Tasset - commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. Meet at the MOCA entrance to draw “Judy’s Hand,” indoors or out depending on weather.

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Time: 1:30 PM - 4 PM

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA
11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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

Sketching from Voinovich Park/North Coast Harbor

The group's sketches from Sunday, July 26, 2018
Jeff Suntala, Janet Dodrill, Carla Blackman, Terese Berzinskas. A bit cold and drizzly to start until Nuevo allowed us to sketch from the restaurant's second floor!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Let's sketch Voinovich Bicentennial Park

Join us to sketch at Voinovich Bicentennial Park on the Lake Erie shore. It has trees and benches on the West side of the park. Home to one of the Cleveland Script Signs and the Goodtime Cruise line, this quiet park in the heart of the city offers great views of the Cleveland skyline. There's public parking, restaurants and green space on the shore of Lake Erie.

Parking available on the dock. Pay at the machine, know your license plate number. You’ll need to enter it into the machine. Then put the ticket on the dash of your car.

Parking also available at the Great Lakes Science Center Garage.

Address: E 9th Street Pier, Cleveland, OH 44114

Date: Sunday July 22
Time: 1:30-4:00
Meeting Place: Nuevo Restaurant entrance

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

I have not been posting some of my Urban Sketches for a while...I just read the guideline...I should share it on line.  I have been using my mini iPad for my Urban Sketch for a while and I think it is fun and convenient.....the only thing is, sometime I might ran out of "juice" therefore I always brought an extra battery for that purpose.
2 are Cleveland scenes,

one was done at St. Marco Sq, Venice at night during concert, other two were during those long long wait at Serengeti for the Wildebeest Migration.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Demo and Sketch along with Carla Blackman

Please join Carla Blackman for this public free event.
Bring your own material.

And a hat, if you are doing it outside of the library on 6/30.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Let's Sketch the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Date: Sunday June 24, 2018

Time: 1:00-3:30PM

Meeting Place: Front Entrance outside

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

Join us to sketch inside or outside the gardens.
Meet outside the front entrance at 1:00 and again at 3:30.
Note different times. Parking is available below the gardens.

Catch fellow Urban Sketcher, Karen Koch's show in the Guren Art Gallery at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, "Trees I have known...and a few shrubs."
She's showing there with Shannon Casey May 21 - July 9.

More info here:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Let’s sketch Grand Pacific Junction - Olmsted Falls

Date: Sunday May 27, 2018
Time: 1:30-4:00pm, we'll meet at the gazebo near the train engine.
Location: 8082 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

Grand Pacific Junction Historic Shopping District consists of more than thirty unique shops and services set in the beautifully restored buildings.

Other things to sketch nearby are the restored train engine, a covered bridge, the falls and an old quarry.

Visit this link for more information:

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

West Side Market Artists

From our outing to the West Side Market, some of the 15 artists that sketched and an exterior sketch.

Since opening to shoppers on November 2, 1912, the West Side Market- Cleveland’s oldest continuously operating municipally owned market, has anchored the historic Ohio City neighborhood. Designed by renowned local architects W. Dominick Benes and Benjamin Hubbell, the grand 241′ x 124′  structure has 44-foot high Guastavino tile vaulted ceiling, and a clock tower, which stands 137′ tall. In 2008, the West Side Market was designated as one of “10 Great Public Places in America,” by the American Planning Association and continues to offer an authentic and culturally diverse shopping experience. The West Side Market celebrated its Centennial in 2012.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Let's Sketch the West Side Market

Sunday April 22, 2018
1:30 -4:00 (market closes at 4:00)

Let's meet in the balcony for a view above the inside of the market.
Parking behind the market or take public transportation - W. 25th St. RTA is on Detroit across the street.

Here's a link to more about this historic Cleveland icon: 

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Let's Sketch The Coffee House at University Circle

Let's sketch and get to know new members while we enjoy coffee and cake. There's a room reserved upstairs at The Coffee House in University Circle near the Cleveland Museum of Art. Hope to see you there.

Location: The Coffee House at University Circle
11300 Juniper Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone: 216-791-0300

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Let's Draw The Old Arcade

Let's Draw The Old Arcade
February 25, 2018
Sunday, February 25 at 1:30 PM - 4 PM
420 Superior Avenue East Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 44114

Join us to draw this Cleveland landmark, we'll meet on the second floor entrance to the Hyatt Regency's 1890 restaurant/lounge. Two entrances to the Arcade, one at 420 Superior, the other at 401 Euclid. For parking, there's an attached garage on Superior or street parking.

Check out the history here:

Friday, January 12, 2018

Let’s draw Public Square from the Renaissance Hotel Lobby

Join us for a hot drink and sketching Cleveland’s Public Square from the hotel lobby. And, of course, a warm, elegant interior with a marble fountain. There’s also food or drink service from the bar.

Location: Renaissance Hotel Lobby, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

Date: Sunday Jan. 28, 2018
Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm

Parking: There are a few surface lots across the street or Tower City parking underneath, also many RTA trains and busses.