September 1, 2018 sketchout

For our September 1st sketchout, come on out to the historic and arty Ortona Armoury Arts Building, 9722 – 102 Street. We will meet inside the lobby at 11am, or start sketching outside on your own. There are no restaurants nearby, so pack a picnic lunch that we can eat in the courtyard. If it rains, we’ll eat in the 2nd floor kitchen. Microwave, fridge and tea kettle available.

This City-owned historical resource, built in 1914 as the Hudson’s Bay stables and warehouse,  has been home to artists’ studios and arts spaces for two decades. In 2019, the artists will have to move out and the building will be closed for up to two years while it is being brought up to code. The artists and I have been in discussions with the City to try and retain the historic Navy era interior, for which the layout has remained unchanged for 80 years.

The Ortona is located across from Telus Field, north of 97 Ave.

Posted by Marlena Wyman



About Marlena Wyman

Edmonton AB. I am an artist with interests in history, food, gardening, wellness, and the quirky and inspiring things that my fellow beings are up to out there.
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2 Responses to September 1, 2018 sketchout

  1. M Stark says:

    hello Marlena, I have been following you for a little over a year, but due to working shift work have not been able to make it to any of the sketchers gatherings. love what you do, and hope to make it one day to one of your sketch outs. I am from Leduc and have been inspired to look up some of the historical buildings here. Hope to be able to sit and sketch some of them on my own. Keep on keeping on. Thanks, Marty Stark

    • Hi Marty – Too bad about the time conflict, but nice to hear that you are inspired by what we do. Keep on sketching and hopefully things will work out for you to join us on a sketchout sometime!

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