Sketch Crawls

We regularly get together at noon 
on the third Saturday or Sunday of the month.
Join us if you're in town! 


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NEXT MEET:



Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Details:
INITIAL LOCATION:  We'll meet in front of the main entrance. If it is nice weather we'll meet outside (shown in the sketch) and if the weather is cold or rainy, let's meet inside, downstairs in front of the Crystal Garden. 

PARKING: Parking available at Navy Pier 

If you have any questions or if you are having trouble locating the group on the day of the event, call your host Wes Douglas, 630-776-2393



PREVIOUS MEETS:

Sunday, April 23, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Architectural Artifacts, Inc.




ARCHITECTURAL ARTIFACTS:
4325 North Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613
773.348.0622


HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY TO URBAN SKETCHERS OF CHICAGO! 
Host: are Alex Zonis and Mary Jo Ernst (847-431-3422)


Sunday March 19, 2017, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 

(Fermilab)







Garfield Park Conservatory



Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

Details:
INITIAL LOCATION:  We'll meet at the front entrance at noon.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  Easily accessible by the Green line L. Look for the massive greenhouse building just North of Lake St. on the West side of the street.

PARKING:  Free parking in the Visitor’s Parking Lot just South of the Conservatory entrance.

ABOUT THE VENUE: 
Garfield Park Conservatory's wesite:
https://garfieldconservatory.org/

Host:  If needed you can text or call Paul at 773-819-0566.



Saturday, October 29, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sketching in the Loop, Dick Blick's



Thanks to Blick Art Materials for hosting us, and to Fernanda Vaz for visiting us all the way from Brazil! It was a great day sketching in the Loop.


Saturday, October 22, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Halloween Parade, Chicago Cultural Mile


Exciting and busy day at the Halloween Gathering sponsored by the Chicago Cultural Mile!


Sunday, September 18, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Chinatown






Saturday, August, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Unity Church


Host: Alex Zonis and Daniel Young,  773.203.0380





Saturday, June 18, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Jackson Park Yacht Club



INITIAL LOCATION: We will meet at noon at 6400 S. Promontory Drive, behind the wrought iron gate and in front of the historic Jackson Park Yacht Club building.

ABOUT THE VENUE:
Jackson Park Yacht Club is a private club, so we will sketch on the docks, park, and areas near the building, but not inside.
Situated in South Shore, along the southern shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Jackson Park Yacht Club is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Chicago. Founded in 1896, shortly after the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, the club was built in the outer harbor across from the old U.S. Coast Guard Station. Primarily, a habor for sailboats, there are powerboats that are harbored here as well. http://www.jacksonparkyachtclub.org/


HOST: Joel Berman

PARKING: There is plenty of free parking to the west and north of the the yacht club, in addition to spaces near La Rabida Childrens' Hospital.

ACCESS BY BICYCLE: Take the Lakefront path south to the end, http://www.cityofchicago.org/cityinfo/cdot/bikemap/usemap/19-R.html

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the Red Line to 69th Street, then take the 67 bus east bound. At the end of the line, walk to Promontory Drive.

CELL: On June 18, this phone number will forward to the host's cell: 773.275.5968 x103





Sunday, March, 20, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Architectural Artifacts, Inc.





Host: Alex Zonis, 773.203.0380

Architectural Artifacts is a sprawling multilevel warehouse of upscale architectural salvage & furnishings curated from around the world. From planes and cars to crystal chandeliers to typesetting plates and everything else that you cannot even imagine. If you have not been there before, prepare to be amazed!


ARCHITECTURAL ARTIFACTS:
4325 North Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613
773.348.0622


PARKING: There is a lot of parking available on Ravenswood Ave.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Montrose station on CTA Brown line is the closest.

We will meet right inside the glass entrance in Architectural Artifacts at 12 noon and sketch until 3 p.m. We will gather again at 3 p.m. for a group photo and show of sketches.

AFTER SKETCHING:  Snacks, drinks, and community -


O'Shaughnessy's Pub
4557 North Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640
773.944.9896



Saturday, February, 20, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Field Museum



HOSTS: Joan Stachnik and Rebecca Banasiak


INITIAL LOCATION: We will meet at 12noon by Sue, the T. rex in Stanley Field Hall at the Field Museum of Natural History (1400 S Lake Shore Drive; www.fieldmuseum.org). 
We will re-group at 2:45 pm for a group photo and to share sketches. 
General admission to the museum is free that day for Illinois residents, so be sure to have an ID for free admission. 

SPECIAL FEATURE for USk Chicago: For those interested, Rebecca Banasiak, our member, artist and Field Museum researcher, has kindly offered to arrange for a tour of the lower level research area. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE TOUR, PLEASE RESPOND TO THE EVENT NO LATER THAN SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7th to provide Rebecca with enough time to organize the tour. The tour should last about 20 to 30 minutes. The meeting time for the tour (or tours if needed) will be announced at the initial meeting time.

PARKING: Parking is available in the Solder Field North Garage, the East Museum Lot (this tends to fill up early in the day), and the lot adjacent to the Adler Planetarium. Rates range from $19 to $22. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The #146 bus—Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus—stops directly in front of the museum. If arriving via the L, exit at the Roosevelt Red Line Stop – servicing Red, Orange and Green Lines. Connection to the #146 bus is located at State Street and Roosevelt Road.

HOSTS: Joan Stachnik 773-213-0006 (If you are running late or need additional info, please call or text)
Rebecca Banasiak
Alex Zonis 773 203 0380

Drawing of Sue on the banner is (c) Dave Wittekind

Saturday, November 14, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel




Host: Allana Coxwell Pierce 


INITIAL LOCATION: We met at the main entrance of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637). There are also several nice outdoor sketching areas nearby.

SKETCH NOTES: All sketch materials are welcome in this space. 



Sunday, October 18, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Open House


Host: Wes Douglas 

 Chicago October is Urban Sketcher's heaven because it is also the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Open House month. We are planning on touring and sketching the

  1.  McCormick Bridgehouse,
  2. The Oriental Theater and 
  3. The Rookery. 









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