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. 

Friday, July 21, 2023

Let's Sketch One World Day at Cleveland Cultural Gardens


Sunday, August 27, 2023


Location: Centennial Peace Plaza, near St. Casimir & MLK Blvd.

Join us to sketch in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on One World Day, we'll meet in the middle at Centennial Peace Plaza at 1:30 and then again at 4:00pm for our sketch throw-down.

Park at either end of MLK (VA parking or MetroParks) and meet at 1:30 at the Centennial Peace Plaza: Near the corner of St. Casimir and MLK. 

MLK Blvd and East Blvd are closed to vehicle traffic all day.

The website indicates shuttle transportation.

Check out these links for more information:

Note: At noon there's a Parade of Flags that, begins in the Polish Cultural Garden, travels south, and ends at the Croatian Cultural Garden by the Centennial Peace Plaza.

More details from the website:

77th Annual One World Day in Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Cleveland, OH – Since 1945 the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) has celebrated One World Day which exemplifies the theme of the Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.”  Plans are in the works for the 77th annual One World Day which will be held on Sunday August 27, 2023 from 11 AM – 6PM throughout the Gardens on both East and MLK Boulevards.

Tens of thousands of people attend One World Day to experience diversity in people, heritages, gardens, entertainment and food.  With the streets closed to traffic, visitors can stroll, bike, scoot or ride the free shuttles throughout the 250 acre footprint and visit many of the 35 or so Gardens.

Special attractions include a moving Naturalization Ceremony where people from a dozen or so countries become US citizens.  A highlight is the Parade of Flags where hundreds of marchers from dozens of cultures march with flags and traditional clothing of their heritage.  The Parade of Flags has grown into a large and colorful display of the numerous heritages represented in the Gardens and the broader Cleveland community.

Throughout the day there will be ethnic and cultural performances on the main stage at the Centennial Peace Plaza but also in most of the Gardens.  When people visit a Garden they will experience the culture of that community. Kids of all ages will enjoy the interactive Children’s Village and adults can relax in one of the Beer Gardens in the German and Irish Gardens. 

As always there will be special guests, performances and attractions which will be announced as we get closer to the big day.

One World Day Producer Johnny Wu says, “One World Day has become a “must-do” event in Cleveland on the last Sunday of August each year.  Free admission, free parking, free entertainment and more make it a family-friendly event to bring summer to a close.”

Parking can be found at the Cleveland Metroparks (based on availability) lot to the north, or the VA Hospital’s employee parking lot at 1606 E. 105th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106. A shuttle will be available to bring patrons to and from the VA employee parking lot to the south entrance of One World Day.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Let's Sketch The East Bank of the Flats

Date: SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2023 
Time: 1:30 PM – 4 PM
Location: 1146 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

Join us to sketch CLE summertime, bridges, people and dogs on the East Bank of The Flats. We'll meet on the steps near Lindey's Lake House. If you eat lunch at Lindey's they might even let you sketch from their patio.

Save the Date:

Ohio Urban Sketchers Summit 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Columbus, Ohio

Registration Opens on June 24, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Plein Air at Worthington Yards

Location: 725 Johnson Court, Cleveland, OH

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Time: 12:00-3:00PM

Plein Air in the Yards at Worthington Yards is a wonderful event hosted by Liz Maugans. The Gallery will be open, with live music and a barbecue in the outdoor courtyard. In case of rain, they will reschedule.

Save the date for the Ohio Urban Sketchers Summit, 
Sat. August 12, 2023
Columbus Library
Columbus, OH


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Let's Sketch the Superman House



Date: May 21, 2023 
Time: 1:30 - 4pm 
Location: 10622 Kimberly Ave Cleveland, OH 44108

Superman was created by high school friends Jerry Siegel (writer) and Joe Shuster (artist). This is the house where Jerry Siegel lived while they both attended Glenville High School. Siegel produced a science fiction fanzine while in high school, and he and Joe worked on the school newspaper, graduating in 1934. They worked together on many projects while still in school, and over the years pitched various versions of Superman until one finally stuck and was accepted by National Comics (now DC Comics) in 1938. The rest as they say, is history.
After Superman's success, literally thousands of costumed and caped superheroes littered comic book shelves and made their way to radio, television and the silver screen. One can argue that the entire superhero genre, and the billions of dollars it has generated through various media, originated right here, in Cleveland, in this house.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Let’s Sketch the Thinker - Changed, meet inside CWRU University Center


Thinking it's better to meet inside the CWRU Tinkham Veale Student Center
In case of rain, we’ll meet at CWRU’s student center the Tinkham Veale University Center across East Blvd from the Art Museum. 
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

Date; Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm
Location: 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Meet us at the Thinker sculpture on the south steps of the Cleveland Museum of Art to sketch views from the steps and on the west side the new Nord family greenway. 
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

In case of rain, we’ll meet at CWRU’s student center the Tinkham Veale University Center across East Blvd from the Art Museum. 
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

For rain: meet in Tinkham Veale University Center

Friday, March 10, 2023

Let's Sketch the 5th Street Arcades

 Location: 530 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

The 5th Street Arcades are located between Euclid Ave & Prospect Ave. There are 4 entrances: 2 on Euclid & 2 on Prospect. Plenty of shops and galleries to sketch. Let's meet in the middle at the Food Court.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Let's Sketch the Rocky River Nature Center


February 26th, 1pm to 4pm. The Rocky River Nature Center is packed with displays. Lots to see, learn and most of all, sketch! It features a river observation deck and a bird feeding station as well. Cleveland Metroparks for the win!
See you there. 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070