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Atlanta, Georgia

Post by Whalen » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:10 am

I've never done a sketch crawl before, but I'm game to try starting one. If anyone is interested, please suggest locations. I'm considering the Emory campus or old parts of midtown. Of course Decatur is very nice....

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by Whalen » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:38 pm

Well, I'm starting to think that I'll be doing the Decatur Square. The parking deck for the court house is free on weekends. I'm thinking I'll start with a good beer at The Brick Store around lunch time and then wander the square a bit. Seating is abundant and I'd enjoy interacting with the Decatur weekend crowd.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by debora » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:16 pm

Glad to meet you, Whalen, and very happy to see your post. The square in Decatur is a fine place for sketching and the Brick Store Pub is a fine place for refreshment.
But would morning work OK for you? I have to leave for another commitment by 3 pm or earlier.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by tnye » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:12 pm

If my previously scheduled event gets cancelled (which looks likely), I'd like to join in too!

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by michaelkingartwork » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:57 am

Debora ... I'm not positive I will be able to come but I am checking into it. Does this place have some historical buildings or attractions? Is the location and time set for sure? I don't drink so the pub is out for me.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by debora » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:28 pm

It's a historic courthouse square where the buildings have been redeveloped into a thriving restaurant district.
Here are links to some previous Decatur sketchcrawl results.
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=10431
Erling, who organized previous sketchcrawls and brought his coworkers, has moved out of state. But I am sure Thomas J. will still be there, pen in hand.

Now let's decide on a meeting time that works for everyone. Whalen, hope you're checking this thread.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by debora » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:18 pm

I just noticed a BIG problem with Decatur. The Decatur Craft Beer Festival begins at noon in the square, and during the morning vendors will be busy setting up. Might be OK if you like sketching crowds, but non-ticket-holders will be excluded from a large portion of the square, and the $40 (!) tickets are sold out. (Thought to check because a previous sketchcrawl collided with the Beer Festival.)

May I suggest historic Oakland Cemetery as an alternative? Free parking. Free entry. Tons of stuff to sketch. Full of Victorian-era monuments. Some of them are actually small (but elaborate) buildings. Sculpture. Trees and plants. People walking around enjoying the greenspace. A view of downtown Atlanta. Non-chain restaurants across the street, if the group wants lunch (one of them is a pub/fish house called "Six Feet Under.") http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by michaelkingartwork » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:17 pm

debora wrote:I just noticed a BIG problem with Decatur. The Decatur Craft Beer Festival begins at noon in the square, and during the morning vendors will be busy setting up. Might be OK if you like sketching crowds, but non-ticket-holders will be excluded from a large portion of the square, and the $40 (!) tickets are sold out. (Thought to check because a previous sketchcrawl collided with the Beer Festival.)

May I suggest historic Oakland Cemetery as an alternative? Free parking. Free entry. Tons of stuff to sketch. Full of Victorian-era monuments. Some of them are actually small (but elaborate) buildings. Sculpture. Trees and plants. People walking around enjoying the greenspace. A view of downtown Atlanta. Non-chain restaurants across the street, if the group wants lunch (one of them is a pub/fish house called "Six Feet Under.") http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/
If I can work it out morning works best for me too say around 9 or 10 am ... Oakland Cemetery sounds good. :thumbup: I'd have to drive about 135 miles but if I can sketch for 3 to 4 hours that would be worth the drive.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by Whalen » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:13 am

Oakland Cemetery sounds great. The internet says it's open at 9am. What about meeting at 9:30 am? The restaurant Six Feet Under is a great place to pop off for refreshment, too. It also, apparently has a gift shop and tours.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by tnye » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:17 pm

Oakland Cemetery at 9:30am sounds perfect for me too. I've got a drawing that I've been working on looking toward the mill, would like to add some color!

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by debora » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:30 am

9:30 works for me, too. Let's meet in front of the visitors center.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia

Post by tnye » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:48 pm

Just confirmed, I'll be at Oakland Cemetery tomorrow morning at 9:30! See you all then.

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