Public Hours: SAT & SUN Noon-6pm
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224
A livelier life drawing event, Dr. Sketchy's is where artists of all levels draw fabulous burlesque and variety performers. Enjoy delicious cocktails and a performance by the model, and compete in zany drawing contests to win free drinks and other awesome prizes from our amazing sponsor, Rust-N-Shine! We'll start off with quick 1- and 2-minute gesture poses and gradually move up to 20-minute sketches. No drawing experience is necessary; just bring your own drawing materials—and cash tips for our model—and join us for some fun figure sketching practice.
It's been fourteen years since we launched Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore! And, thanks to the pandemic, it's the first anniversary we've been able to celebrate in three years—and the first at Creative Alliance—so come out and raise a glass with us! For this special night of sipping and sketching, we’re thrilled to have the amazingly flexible Blu as our model/performer; here’s more information on our June muse:
"Blu is a multidisciplinary artist & performer, cultural worker, and healer based out of the DMV area.
"Blu frequents DC nightlife spaces centering QTBIPOC, kink/bdsm culture and is a regular at The Haux Hive. When they are not twirling on stage or teaching pole dancing, Blu works full time in gender-based violence prevention and response, and can also be found on the streets making art with communities on the front line of the abolitionist movement.
"Their organizing work and their artistry are deeply intertwined. Blu is interested in exploring ways of being and thriving outside of the chaotic and oppressive nature of the world we currently live in. Through their personal visual arts and movement work, Blu invites others to join them in the process of coming home to ourselves, our bodies, to Mother Nature, and to our ancestors."
Doors at 6:30—show up early to get a good seat! 18+ to draw, 21+ to drink.
BYO drawing supplies. No photography or messy paints, please (watercolors are fine).
**Please note: Attendees will still need to wear masks at Dr. Sketchy's while not actively consuming a beverage.**
(Photo of Blu by Rob Klug.)
Amidst the ongoing effects of COVID-19, we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of staff, artists, youth, audiences, and our community. We are committed to following Baltimore City public health guidelines as we rehire, train, and work towards a full reopening in the fall. Thank you for bearing with us!