Fishermen’s Terminal Revisited

Photo courtesy of Kate Buike

Photo courtesy of Kate Buike

To follow up on my posting of a couple weeks earlier, the Seattle Urban Sketchers met at Fishermen’s Terminal yesterday morning to commemorate its first gathering there seven years ago. Close to 40 sketchers came to enjoy the sunny but breezy weather and share the USk experience at a quintessential Seattle setting.


As with writing, drawing can speak in many voices. Some drawings assertively yell for attention; others speak more quietly and persuasively. Still others merely whisper. Looking through my sketchbooks, I came upon a number of quiet sketches that attempt to capture the feel of a place with relatively little noise.

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Fishermen’s Terminal

It was 7 years ago—in July 2009—that Gabi Campanario organized the very first meeting of the Seattle Urban Sketchers group at Fishermen’s Terminal, located off of Salmon Bay in north Seattle. Seattle might have been one of the first chapters of the Urban Sketchers movement that Gabi started in late 2008, but new chapters in other cities and regions are being created on a regular basis as the campaign for drawing on location is alive, well, and thriving.

Above is the drawing of Fishermen’s Terminal that I did this morning while below is a similar view that I did back in July 2009.