Sketchers seek to capture Chicago scenes this week

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Sketchers from around the world will be in Chicago this week for the 8th annual Urban Sketchers Symposium. (WLS)

The 8th annual Urban Sketchers Symposium kicked off Wednesday in Chicago and will run through Saturday. Hundreds of artists from around the world are capturing Chicago in real time.

On Wednesday, Amber Sausen, president of Urban Sketchers, and sketch artist Alvin Wong, visited ABC7 to talk about the event.

The final event on Saturday, is free and open to the public. Sketching enthusiasts will gather, sketch and then move to different locations to sketch more.

The International Urban Sketching Symposium is an annual educational event organized by Urban Sketchers (USk), a nonprofit dedicated to fostering the practice of on-location observational sketching. The goal of the symposium is to celebrate and practice the art of on-location sketching in the host city.

Join the sketchers for their "sketch crawl" on Saturday. The group will meet at 2:30 p.m. at The Goodman Center, Roosevelt University, 501 S. Wabash, Chicago. The sketch artists will then move to nearby locations to sketch. The crawl will end at the Logan Monument in South Grant Park at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit: http://urbansketchers-chicago.blogspot.com/ or http://www.urbansketchers.org/

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Amber Sausen, president of Urban Sketchers, and sketch artist Alvin Wong, sketch outside ABC7 studios on July 26, 2017.


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