As I write, some of the Portland sketchers are making their way to Chicago to attend the 8th Urban Sketchers Symposium, and many of the rest of us are watching from afar as early arrivals start posting their work on social media. They're going to have a grand time this week and weekend! We'll enjoy seeing their reports.
For those of us that can't attend the symposium this year, let's have a grand time here in Portland as well.
Portland is connected to Chicago by Amtrak's Empire Builder train line -- 45 hours to Chicago from Union Station -- so in support of our friends in Chicago and Chicago's role as a central hub of train travel in the U.S., we'll gather at Portland's Union Station and sketch views of the Portland skyline and the rail lines.
(I know the attendees of our recent 10x10 Workshops may have sketched here recently, but there's much to see in this area and there will be no running out of great views.)
Saturday, July 29
10:00 am - Meet at Union Station, 800 NW 6th Ave, in the waiting area, for introductions.
10:30 am - Sketch in or around the train station - some of us will be focusing on views from the nearby pedestrian bridge.
12:00 pm- Meet outside the main entrance for sketchbook sharing, then optional walk to nearby Ecotrust building (NW 10th & Johnson) for lunch.