guest post by Josh Ellingson
Once a month, 111 Minna Gallery off of Second Street in San Francisco transforms into a gigantic makeshift studio for “Sketch Tuesdays”. It’s a live-sketching event and a great way to score artwork directly from local artists at great prices. Seating for monthly guest-sketchers is provided in the center of the room, marked with chalk name-plates. In addition to general boozing and schmoozing, attendees are invited to sketch along as well. The wealth of creativity is astonishing, and the deals are just too good to pass up. This month’s all-star line up included talents such as Mike Giant, Skinner, Ferris Plock, and Nate Van Dyke. I headed out to 111 Minna to cover the event and snag some affordable artwork. DJs Jay Howell (yes, even the DJs are artists) and Ruthie kept the hits flowing while I bumbled through the throngs of art fans. Here’s the photographic evidence:
Special thanks to Emily Lakin (@hazelbrown) for photographic assistance.
Artist Mike Giant
Last Gasp Publisher Ron Turner never misses Sketch Tuesdays
Artist Nate Van Dyke
There are more photos in my Flickr set here:
More information about Sketch Tuesdays can be found at 111 Minna’s website.
photos by Josh Ellingson