In one of the more interesting art meet ups, a group of sketchers gather together in public spaces in Charlotte and draw what they see among them. The work is both simple and inspirational and can be found at the groups Flickr page at www.flickr.com/groups/charlottesketchers.
A new group of artists in Charlotte have made the city their canvas. They are the Urban Sketchers, a local offshoot of an international nonprofit organization of the same name founded in 2007.
Ellen Ward, an illustrator and art teacher, started the Charlotte group this past July for artists of all ages and skills. Group members get together around the city to draw live scenes in parks, coffee shops, and most recently at an Opera Carolina performance of Tosca.