Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Skansie Netshed- May 28th

Skansie Netshed
   Our first site of the season will be at the Skansie Netshed. This Gig Harbor landmark (built in 1910) is in the  historical waterfront area at 3313 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Located in Skansie Brother's Park, it is a blue building with orange trim and redish roof (see http://www.cityofgigharbor.net/gig-harbor-historic-netsheds/ for more info).
   There is a covered area, a park, dock, restrooms and plenty of folks milling around outside. Inside is a collection of navel stuff from boats and tools to floats and nets... imagine that! So join us for the 1st opportunity to gather for this plein air event where we will revisit different Netsheds once a month. This gives you  a chance to create a new work for the show this Fall (annual plein air show or Netshed II) ... or just get a little practice at a local venue as we gear up for the future challenges we have in store this year. Start time for the interior is 9:30 A.M. and goes til noon only as new owners are anxious to get it locked up via thier people, thus we must vacate. If you choose to paint the exterior you are welcome to come before of after set hours of the event.
Items in the Nestshed- 7x11 watercolor study


From Hwy 16 take the Wollochet exit. If you are  west bound (from the Narrows Bridge) take a right at the light onto Wollochet and continue through 3 lights. If you are east bound (from Bremerton/Port Orchard) take a left through 4 lights.
Shortly afterwards Wollochet it will descend downhill towards the water front and mysteriously become Pioneer road until it dead ends at a 3 way stop (T in the road at a flashing red light).
You will turn left which puts you onto Harborview drive. The Netshed is a little ways down on the right. Parking is free but most of the road is 2 hour parking on the street so plan to either work fast or relocate your vehicle. Please be respectful and save spaces in business lots for their shopping customers. Also there is a cute trolly that runs along the waterfront and is  $ .50 to ride if you insist upon not wanting to move your car: park & ride is on Kimble road- one of those off  right turns off Wollochet before you head downhill. See you there!

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