Friday, December 18, 2020

Let’s Sketch A Live Stream - Artist’s Choice


Let’s sketch together virtually on 

Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 1:30 to 4:00pm. 

Your choice of 3 live stream links:

Public Square Cleveland

Wild-Bird Feeder

Cleveland Skyline from the Water Crib

At 4:00pm we’ll attempt a video chat through Uber Conference, 

check back here for the link.

Warm wishes for a happy holiday! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Let’s Sketch at the Cleveland Museum of Art!

Rescheduled due to the Cuyahoga County stay at home advisory!!

Location: Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106

Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020 

Time: 1:30-4:00p.m.

Join us to sketch at CMA with COVID safety measures in place. There is a group reservation for us under Urban Sketchers Cleveland accessible from 10:00am, if you wish to arrive early. Meet in the Atrium at 4:00pm for the sketch throw down. Entrance is free, parking: $12 non-members, $6 members. Parking can be reserved online in advance.


1. Require a temperature check at the North Entrance lobby.

2. Require masks be worn at all times.

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

4. Dry media only in the galleries.

5. Coat check is currently closed, large bags and other items (chairs, easels, etc,) are not permitted.

6. No drawing stools available, however benches are in some galleries.

7. Cafe open Sundays 11-3pm, with snacks, beverages, pastries, grab-and-go sandwiches, and some hot food.


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Let's Sketch the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Let's Sketch the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Date: Sunday, October 25. 2020

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Address: 1100 E 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44114

Join us to sketch this iconic Cleveland landmark. We will try to sketch outside, but in case of bad weather we have permission to sketch in the lobby. We can also use restrooms and the cafe. A ticket is needed to tour the exhibits. They request that we wear masks outdoors on the plaza and indoors.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Let’s Sketch Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation - Canal Way Center

Canal Way Center 

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020 

Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Place: 4524 E.49th St. Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125

Join is to sketch at the Canal Way Center of the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. The visitor center is the beginning of the reservation and the tow path that stretches through the villages of Cuyahoga Heights and Valley View and other surrounding communities. The reservation follows a portion of its namesake, the historic 309-mile Ohio and Erie Canal.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Let's Sketch The Berea Depot

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Time: 1:30-4:00PM
Address: 30 Depot St, Berea, OH 44017

Join us to sketch the Berea Union Depot train station built in 1876. It served as a railway station until 1954 and was turned into a restaurant in the 1980's. Built of sandstone with elements of slate, the depot is a Gothic Revival structure with Victorian-influenced components. There are many railway artifacts and a rail car for touring. 

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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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Let's sketch Frostville Museum (historic village)

Let's sketch Frostville Museum (historic village)

Address: 24101 Cedar Point Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070

Date: Sunday, July 28
Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm

Join us to sketch this collection of seven historic buildings run by the Olmsted Historical Society. They include a church, schoolhouse, general store, barn, cabin and houses. Frostville Museum is a living history of 19th century Ohio, located in North Olmsted at the corner of Cedar Point and Lewis Roads in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation.

More info here:

Friday, June 5, 2020

Let’s Sketch The Guardians of Traffic on Lorain-Carnegie Bridge

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020 
Time: 1:30-4:00 pm

Location: 1644 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113

Join us to sketch these Cleveland icons. There’s a pocket park at the end of Lorain Ave. & W. 17th Street with a good view of the “The Horse and Wagon” Guardian. A short walk under the bridge gives a good view of “The Motor Car” Guardian. There are also great views of the Cleveland skyline. This part of Lorain Ave. is on the north side of the bridge, accessible from W. 20th St. You will pass Grove Court Condominiums on Lorain and head down to the end of the street. Bring your own seating and umbrellas for sun or rain.  

Here's more history:

Friday, May 29, 2020

Let's Sketch Trains at Midwest Railway Preservation Society

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Address: 2800 W 3rd St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 781-3629

Join us to sketch this part of Cleveland railroad history. The Society has many projects going on - from remodeling the roundhouse to working on their steam locomotive – the 4070. Their mission is to collect, preserve, educate, and operate railroading history. They service diesel locomotives, vintage steam locomotives, and railcars. It's a gritty atmosphere with lots to draw indoors and out. 

Donation requested for restoring trains: $10.00

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Let's Sketch: Indoors or Out + Zoom call

Cleveland Arcade by Jeff Suntala

Date: Sunday April 26
Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Join us in spirit to sketch indoors or out, keeping the 6 ft. social distance. We'll have a Zoom call at 3:45pm and try to connect. It's probably best to load Zoom and create an account first. If it's not working for you don't worry, just post your wonderful artwork. Thanks to Maureen Ryan for leading the way with the Zoom call. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Let's Sketch at Home: Indoors or Out

Pitzhanger Manor by Lis Watkins from the UK
Date: Sunday March 29
Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Join us in spirit to sketch at home indoors or out, keeping the 6 ft. social distance. Then post your fabulous artwork either here, on Facebook or Instagram that day for all to admire. I miss everyone and I look forward to your sketches.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Let’s Sketch CLE Skyline over West Side Market

Join us to sketch awesome views of Cleveland on the top floor of the Crop Restaurant/Penzeys Spices Building on the SW corner of Lorain and W.25th St. We'll meet at the back entrance of the building off the parking lot. You can park in the lot behind the building accessed off of W. 26th, although their may be a charge. Please be there promptly at 1:30, as we need to be escorted upstairs.

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM - 4 PM

Location: Crop Restaurant/Penzeys Spices Building on the SW corner of Lorain and W.25th St. Top Floor

2012 W. 25th Street STE 900
Cleveland OH 44113

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, January 6, 2020

Let's Sketch Heinen's of Downtown Cleveland

Heinen's Rotunda
Location: 900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 1:30-4:00pm
Meeting place: Balcony

Join us to sketch Heinen's Downtown. We'll meet in the Balcony Bar area at Heinen's. Great overlook of the action. The former Cleveland Trust Rotunda Bank was converted into a grocery store, bar and coffee shop with bistro style dining and reopened in 2015.

Here's more history:
On the Corner of East 9th street and Euclid Avenue sits the historic Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building, a shining example of early 20th-century grandeur giving us a glimpse into Cleveland’s historic past and current home to Heinen’s Grocery Store.

Renowned architect George B. Post was commissioned to design the building that would become the home of the Cleveland Trust Company and eventually one of the most recognizable and iconic buildings in Cleveland.

In 1908 the Cleveland Trust Company building officially opened its doors to the public, just two years after construction had begun. The Cleveland Trust Co., or AmeriTrust as they were later known, occupied the space until merging with Society Corp. in the early 1990s.

Beginning in early 2015, this architectural masterpiece has served as the Downtown Cleveland home to Heinen’s Grocery Store, Cleveland’s oldest family-owned grocer and is open to the public once again. Led by John Williams of Cleveland's Process Creative Studios, this iconic structure has been carefully renovated and restored to its original beauty.

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