Sunday, December 22, 2019

Kick off the New Year at the Miami Beach Art Deco Festival 2020

Sketch With Us at the Miami Beach ART DECO Historic District to capture the essence of the 1920 Era into your sketchbook! Urban Sketchers Florida regional is announcing the 2020 Art Deco Weekend Sketchwalk event to take place in Miami Beach, Florida on the weekend of January 17th to the 19th, 2020.

Led by an enthusiastic USk Florida regional team and urban sketchers instructors of the know, our sketchers guests will be walking along rows of Art Deco architecture gems at the Historic District streets to capture in their sketchbooks the flavor and essence of the Art Deco era and the Retro Lifestyle of the 1920 - 1930s.

In the three-day program, the USk FL Regional team will lead five sketchwalks and eighth urban sketching demos. Leading  the Art Deco Urban Sketchers event are volunteers from three Urban Sketchers Florida chapters; USk Miami, USk Orlando, and USk Tampa. Our primary leading instructors are; James Richards, Thomas Thorspecken, Gaston McKenzie and Greg Bryla, together with instructors members of the FL USk chapters.

Find Sketchwalks schedule and Demos information here.  The event is Free of charge to all participants. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required.

Where to Stay: Suggested hotels accommodation in the Miami Beach, Historic district.  It is the 43rd Art Deco Weekend annual festival run by the Miami Design Preservation League who invited Urban Sketchers into their official program.

 This upcoming year’s theme is SHEROES: Women Who Made a Difference. Celebrating a 100 years anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. The festive event will incorporate the Art Deco and Retro lifestyle of people, music, food and street entertainment, Jazz Age Stage, Suffragette’s Parade, Health and Wellness programs, Lummus Park exhibition and other events that are all great sketch opportunities! More information about the 2020 ART DECO WEEKEND can be found here.  Urban Sketchers or associates who are seeking to volunteer at this event are welcome to apply here:

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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