Exhibit: “MetroSketchers: Four Years and Counting”


A year ago on Streets.mn, I wrote about the Urban Sketchers movement which seeks to celebrate the cities we live in “one sketch at a time.” One very active, local group of sketchers, the Facebook-based MetroSketchers is having an exhibit of their sketches titled “MetroSketchers Four Years and Counting” at the The Black Dog Cafe & Wine Bar in Lowertown, Saint Paul this month.

Lowertown artists Liz Carlson and Tim Jennen (above) are the folks who organize the monthly MetroSketchers “sketch-outs”. MetroSketchers has grown over four years to 450 members (including Roberta Avidor and myself).

The MetroSketchers have sketched many Twin Cities locations:

– American Swedish Institute
– Bell Museum of Natural History
– Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
– Firefighters Hall and Museum
– George Latimer Central Library
– Goldstein Museum of Design
– Hennepin History Museum
– House of Balls
– Lakewood Cemetery
– Lowertown Artist District
– Lowertown Lofts Artist Co-operative
– Mall of America
– Mill City Museum
– Midtown Global Market
– Minnehaha Falls
– Minnesota History Center
– Minnesota Museum of American Art
– Minnesota Native Plants: Private Residence
– Minnesota River Valley Wildlife Refuge
– Minnesota State Fair
– Mounds Park
– Saint Paul Union Depot
– Science Museum of Minnesota
– The High Bridge and Cherokee Park
– The Lake Street Bridge
– The Stone Arch Bridge
– Urban Chickens: Private Residence
– Walker Art Center Open Field

If you plan to go, the exhibit, MetroSketchers: Four Years and Counting will be up February 1-28, 2015. The artist reception is this Friday, February 6, 2015. More info on this event at the Black Dog Cafe’s website.


Ken Avidor

About Ken Avidor

Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.