Vancouver Convention Centre — for real this time

Earlier in January, we tried to draw inside the Convention Centre, but it was closed for a private event. This time, I've checked their calendar and it looks like it will be open because "The Wellness Show" is going on there this weekend. So we should be able to walk around most of the building, inside and out, but obviously we can't go into the large hall where the trade show is — unless you want to pay the $12.50.

It's a neat piece of architecture, lots of people coming through, you can also stand inside by a large window and draw the outside views, and there are public restrooms.

There is also the option of walking over to Canada Place and drawing in there, or drawing the Vancouver Convention Centre from Canada Place and vice versa.

Let's meet at 1:00 p.m. outside the Convention Centre at the bright blue "Drop" sculpture, which is on the northeast corner of the seawall that surrounds the Convention Centre (see photo). There is a large roof right near the sculpture, so we don't have to get wet if it's raining.

Bring your own drawing materials. You may also want to bring a small folding stool for this one, or else you may have to lean against a wall or railing to draw.

Below is a photo of "The Drop" where we will meet. And if you miss us, let's meet at the end at 3:00 pm just inside the East entrance of the Convention Centre, there's a large lobby.

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  • Don M.

    James - sorry we missed you, hope we can hook up in the future.

    February 16, 2014

    • Sigrid

      We had a meeting place: the blue needle, and we were there from before 1:00 until at least 1:15 pm. Then we spread out but couldn't get into the Convention Centre West and went over to East. It just took me a while on Meetup to update that West was closed. So just make sure you understand where we meet, and check the website for updates.

      February 16, 2014

  • Junichi h.

    This place seems to offer unlimited subjects for USk.

    February 15, 2014

  • Becky C.

    I can't find anybody... I'm at the blue raindrop now.

    February 15, 2014

  • owen

    Sweet- just saw this so Ill rush to make it. See you soon

    February 15, 2014

  • Carol M.

    Sigrid, could you bring my paint palette? So looking forward to this! See u all there.

    February 15, 2014

  • Lea

    Hoping my ski day is pushed to Sunday so I can join this! :)

    February 14, 2014

  • Don M.

    This sounds like a great place. Also, if I remember correctly, there is a Tim Hortons and a big food fair in the lower level of a nearby building, and the seaplane base and the seawall walk are not far. Looking forward to it.

    February 13, 2014

  • Glenn S.

    I'll be away in the field.

    February 11, 2014

  • Junichi h.

    Thanks to Sigrid.

    February 11, 2014

  • Becky C.

    Yay! I will be back in town this weekend! :D See you soon.

    February 11, 2014

    • Sigrid

      Niiice. It will be great to see you, Becky.

      February 11, 2014

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