Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ringing in the new year at the Market

2009 is finally here! Time to start the new year off with a sketching excursion to one of Cleveland's most recognizable landmarks...The West Side Market. 

Obviously the market is an amazing experience for shopping, but when you stop and take time to soak it in... actually pick a place and start to look around.... you'll be amazed at what you find, especially for a sketcher. 

The January Sketch Crawl will take place this Saturday, January 3rd at 10am. The Market is located at the intersection of Lorain and W.25th. We will meet just inside the W. 25th entrance to the produce stands; this entrance faces the little park across from the Market. The produce stands form an L-shape around the main market building. If you get there late, we will re-convene at 11am on the balcony overlooking the main market building, you can meet us there. 

There is a parking lot behind the Market where you can park for free, but it will be packed. Take time to find a spot. Sometimes it is easier to park on side streets (parking in front of a parking meter is free on the weekends). If the lot is packed, try W.28th (near the St. Ignatius football field).  

We'll sketch together till 12noon and then have a chance to share our work with each other. Look forward to seeing you all then.