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Monday, August 20, 2012

Win, Win, or Draw at Artsy Happy Hour Sketch Tuesdays

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Sketch Tuesdays, founded in 2006, is a monthly event where 20 or so local artists hang out and make their art on a small scale. When the artwork is completed it becomes available to purchase by the audience mingling nearby. If you like the funky fresh art on the wall, just go find the artist seated at a cafeteria-style table and buy the art directly from the source.

There is always a variety of artists using different techniques, so chances are something will catch your eye. The event also serves as a get-together for the art community and a bona fide excuse to toss back a few cold ones on a Tuesday. For the aspiring art collector on a budget, this is a great way to get some high-quality art for a low price. The event itself is always free to attend and the venue has a full bar. Now if you appreciate other things, like being a creeper or hanging out under bridges, we imagine you would have a better time at something called "Sketchy Tuesdays," but we don't have any information on that.
Past Sketchy Tuesday artists have included Wendy MacNaughton (whose art you can see at Dogpatch WineWorks right now) and Skinner, of Outside Lands mural acclaim, as well as many, many others.
Sketch Tuesdays starts at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Minna Gallery, 111 Minna (at Second St.), S.F. Admission is free.
And just for fun, watch this cool video on sketching with water:

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.
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