DS:MCD's Birthday Bash at the Scarab Club!
Got the flyer done...
So here's more info on what is gonna be a helluva Sketchy session, folks. First of all, it's our birthday - I nearly forgot! So all the better that this session will be something special.
If you've never been to the Scarab Club, located just behind the Detroit Institute of Arts, you're going to be pleasantly surprised. The club's been around for just over 100 years and the 1928 building it's now in is a charming combo of warm dark wood, creaking floorboards and Pewabic accents and bright modern gallery space. Upstairs in the lounge area, the rafters have been autographed by the artists who've visited the place, including Norman Rockwell, Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp and many others. The outdoor courtyard where we'll be set up, weather permitting, is walled in in brick and full of flowers.
The 20th is also the club's Third Thursday Cocktail Social, starting at 6pm, with drinks and snacks served upstairs (cash bar, so bring extra $$). There's a rumor that the bartender will be inventing a cocktail especially in Dr. Sketchy's honor, so come early! The cost of the social has been waived for Sketchy participants, so you'll pay only the usual $5 to get in. We'll start sketching at our usual 7pm time. Oh, and there's plenty of street parking, as well as a guarded, fenced-in lot next door if you don't mind paying the fee.
Our models for the evening are two DS faves: Lily LaRue and Demonique Damzelle! Plus, at half-time, Lily will honor us with a burlesque performance. All this, and a prize raffle, an art exhibit in the club's gallery, and probably some other craziness thrown in, too.
So for reals, if you make it to only one Dr. Sketchy this year, THIS is the one to hit. Tell your friends! Hope to see you all there,