sketching EVENTS

Join Us for Monthly Sketch Nights

On the first Thursday of each month (or occasionally other nights depending on holidays or special events), Urban Sketchers, SF Bay Area invites local sketchers to join us for sketching from 6:30 to 8:30. 

As soon as the month's sketch night has been announced the event details will be at the top of our Facebook group page here and an invitation will be sent to all members of our Facebook group. You don't have to be a Facebook member to see the event information. 


April 3-30, 2017

Sketch by Cathy McAuliffee

The Oakland Main Library, located at 125 14th Street, is hosting a show, “This is What Democracy Looks Like” by the SF Bay Area Urban Sketchers. These drawings chronicle two events in Oakland: Hands Around the Lake unity demonstration last November and The Women's March this January. The sketches, like the events themselves, are part of a worldwide effort to highlight community engagement in social and political action.

The mission of Urban Sketchers is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world. With a small sketchbook, pencil or pen, sketchers “see the world one drawing at a time.”

The show runs from April 3rd through the 30th. For more information please visit:


  1. Wow!! Sketching events are so creative and inspirational. I attended some sketching events in NYC. The participants did wonderful work. I was surprised when I saw a sketch that was made by a 7 year old boy. It was just outstanding!!

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    1. hi rae--i hope you can come to our next sketching event (first thursday evening of the month). the details will be posted soon on this webpage.


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