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Sketch Night


March 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free with museum admission

Our theme for the evening is Taxidermy, a variety of vintage objects and tools from the museum will be on display. Our artist guest for the evening is puppeteer Gordon Smuder of The Puppet Forge, an expert on crafting creatures from fabric. And participants will get to create their own creatures from reused plush toys.

If you have questions about Sketch Night, contact exhibits coordinator Jennifer Menken,

2015 Sketch Night Themes

March 5: Taxidermy
April 2: Exhibit Design 

Sketch Night is an informal sketching evening where accomplished illustrators, casual hobbyists and budding artists can gather to draw a variety of themed specimens from the Bell Museum's extensive collections. It's a rare opportunity to interact with many of these items that are often tucked away safely in the Bell's vaults!

Often, the evening also includes demonstrations from special guest artists. In addition to items representing the monthly theme, participants are welcome to sketch anything else in the museum that intrigues or inspires. Bring your utensils, let the inspiration flow and have fun!





Support for Sketch Night is provided by Wet Paint, an independently owned art supply shop in Saint Paul.