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