Friday, June 2, 2017

June events

Leo Carrillo Ranch
6200 Flying LC, Carlsbad, CA 92009-3042
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Flower Hill Promenade
2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Balboa Park
Sunday, June 11, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Waterwise Botanicals

32151 Old Hwy 395 Bonsall, CA 92003
Saturday, July 1, 2017
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

San Diego Urban Sketchers Newsletter

The latest edition has been published! Meet Hilarie Schmalz find out about our May events and get the link to the Global Urban Sketcher Newsletter. Read it here:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mitch's Seafood - April 2nd

Mitch's Seafood, 1403 Scott Street, San Diego 

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Meet outside the restaurant on the walkway between Mitch's and H&M Landing. Located on San Diego Bay, in the historic fishing neighborhood of Point Loma. We will have a visitor from England! Mick is a member of Oxford Urban Sketchers and has asked to join us near his hotel. Please help me in welcoming Mick and his wife to San Diego
The parking lot in the photo is a pay lot, but there is free parking around the corner on Harbor Drive or on the side streets off the other side of Scott Street.

Shelter Island Event is Cancelled

The San Diego Urban Sketcher event at Shelter Island on April 1st has been cancelled due to the Schooner Cup 2017. Although the race begins at 11:30 we expect parking to be limited.

  This is an excerpt from the The Log, California's Boating and Fishing News site: "Guests viewing the regatta from Shelter Island do not have to register. Organizers said spectators should arrive by 11:15 a.m. on April 1. Schooners will begin the regatta from Shelter Island in groups starting at 11:30 a.m. and race throughout San Diego Bay before returning back to Shelter Island for their respective finish within two to three hours."

If you are interested in drawing with others I want to encourage you to join the San Diego Plein Air Painters. They have a meetup planned at 8:30. Their event information is here:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Farm Stand West, Escondido

This 3:46 minute video shows the San Diego Urban Sketchers at Farm Stand West. We sketched for 2 hours.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sketching at the Opera

A few weeks ago I was invited to sketch at the opera. This was not a San Diego Urban Sketcher Event but many of us were in attendance, invited by friends or other groups. We decided to submit a group post to with the opportunity to share our sketches. Here is the result posted on

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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March Events

Farm Stand West

2115 Miller Avenue, Escondido
Sunday, March 5, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thanks to Jenny Stout for suggesting this location. Colorful Farm Stand, tractors, pumpkins, a lot of land to explore. Restrooms. Fruit drinks, fruits and vegetables. No coffee. The Farm Stand opens at 10:00 am.

San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meet by the Flamingos - Mary will be at the flamingos until 10:15. Folks can wander on their own and reconvene at 11:30 to show our work and take pictures (optional.) This event is cross-posted with San Diego Cartoonists and Art Lovers on Hosted by Mary Rhoads.

Sante Fe Depot

1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Sunday, March 26, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
It has been 3 years since we visited this location! Street parking is free on Sunday, the event is scheduled early (9:00 a.m.) to help us find available parking. Look for us in the lobby or the courtyard. The photo is from January 19, 2014.

April Events

Shelter Island
Shoreline Park

San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Mile-long scenic park offering a bayside promenade & fishing pier, plus picnic areas & public art. Meet in the park close to the boat dock. We will have a visitor from England! Mick is a member of Oxford Urban Sketchers and has asked to join us near his hotel. Please help me in welcoming Mick and his wife to San Diego.

Leo Carrillo Park

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