Tuesday, May 18, 2010

June Crawl - Summer is here!!

The next Sketch Crawl will take place on Saturday, June 5th from 10 - 12noon. This will be an interesting and unique sketch crawl experience! We'll be participating in the Take A Hike Saturday walking tour. Take A Hike is a program of the Historic Gateway Neighborhood and leads people (for free) on 4 different tours each week throughout the summer.
  • Saturdays
    Historic Warehouse District Tour
    Meet at 10 AM at Constantino’s Market (1278 West 9th Street).
  • Sundays
    Canal Basin Park Tour
    Meet at 10 AM at Settler’s Landing RTA Station (1025 West Superior Avenue).
  • Tuesdays
    PlayhouseSquare Tour
    Meet at 6 PM at the State Theatre Lobby (1519 Euclid Avenue).
  • Thursdays
    Historic Gateway Neighborhood Tour
    Meet at 6 PM at the Arcade (401 Euclid Avenue).
The tours last an hour and a half and are complete with actors and actresses portraying historic Clevelanders, including Alan Freed, Daniel Burnham, Mrs. Alfred Kelley, John D. Rockefeller, Garrett Morgan, Frances Payne Bolton and Mayor Tom Johnson.

For June's Sketch Crawl, we'll be sketching as we walk along with the tour. This will require your speed sketching skills to be in hand because we'll be moving with the group. Usually we have time to sketch in detail, but this particular crawl will be about framing scenes quickly.

We will meet in front of Constantino's Market (1278 West 9th Street).

Summer Schedule Changes

This summer there are a lot of great events that are going to be amazing to sketch. Because these events all seem to fall on the second Saturday of the month, i've decided to move the Sketch Crawl from our traditional first-Saturday to a second-Saturday schedule (just from July 10th - Septh 11th). In October, we'll go back to our first-Saturday of the month schedule.

Our upcoming Cleveland Sketch Crawls include:
  • July 10th, 10am - 12noon - Cleveland Tall Ships Festival: We'll meet at the usual time (10am) just inside the gates to the festival (which is located at the Port of Cleveland, docks 28 - 30...behind Cleveland Browns Stadium). I'm going to work on getting a block of tickets for the Sketch Crawl. I'll let you know how that comes along. Festival tickets get you into the festival and onto the incredible ships. For more info on the festival go to www.clevelandtallships.com
  • August 14th, 10am - 12noon - Open Air in Market Square: This weekly Saturday festival takes place in the park right across from the West Side Market. Art vendors and musicians fill the park and create a great visual to sketch.
  • September 11th, 11am - 1pm -Sparx City Hop: This annual event is put on by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and connects 8 districts via Lolly the Trolley....all for free!! Art galleries, studio lofts, warehouses, stores, sidewalk concerts, mini-festivals, art shows, restaurants and bars are all part of the event. This will add another unique way to sketch the city...by hopping through the districts on the trolley. PLEASE NOTE: this event begins at 11am and that is when we will begin the Sketch Crawl. We will meet at the event's main hub on E.4th and Prospect Ave.