Monday, January 24, 2011

"30th World Wide SketchCrawl"

A group of local artists enjoyed a beautiful day on this last Saturday while going out on what is known globally as the "30th World Wide SketchCrawl."

Everyone had a great time sketching and drawing in three different locations around town, then we convened at a local coffee house to share our work.

The "SketchCrawl" phenomenon was begun about 5 or 6 years ago in San Francisco, when local artist, Enrico Casarosa, started thinking about rather than a pub crawl with pints and friends, why not a sketch crawl with sketchbooks and friends. He got a group together and they went on the first SketchCrawl with probably just a few people, and they probably had a great time.

So Enrico got a web page built and began inviting others to join in. In short order, the idea spread across the entire earth and now there have been exactly 30 SketchCrawls held.

This January 22nd, 2011, was the first official entry of the Tri-Cities, Wa, aritists to participate.

SketchCrawl Site

Forums: Note there are 30 SketchCrawl entries, click on one, then find all the cities, towns, and villages, that participated and find their work.

Tri-Cities, Forum


  1. Very nice sketches, Jim, and even better that you had a fun day. I wasn't able to go this time, but enjoy doing quick sketches in public places.

  2. I've always loved looking at your sketch crawl pictures... especially when you do vehicles and structures, and these aren't any lesser than being awesome as well!

  3. Sounds like a good day amd some good sketching!

  4. Looks like you are getting the local artists organized. Sounds like you had a nice event. I would have attended one in Davis (about 25 miles away) but watched my grandson play soccer instead.

  5. Love the sculpture one! How fun! Wonderful results here.

  6. Great job on these sketches. I find cars really hard to do but they are a must for urban sketching. The tall narrow building (grange?) is excellent.