The 14th edition of SketchCrawl takes place this Saturday, May 19. For those who don’t know, SketchCrawl was an idea started by Pixar story artist Enrico Casarosa a few years ago. The idea is beautiful in its simplicity: whereever you live, pull out your sketchbook and spend the day walking around town, observing and sketching. You can sketch alone or band together with other artists who organize in various cities on the SketchCrawl forums.
This weekend’s edition of SketchCrawl also has a charitable component. Throughout the weekend, artists who are sketching will also be raising money for the relief organization Emergency. Additionally, on Sunday, May 20, from 5-9pm, there will be a silent art auction at Maverix Studios in San Francisco (1717 17th Street) with proceeds going to Emergency. The impressive list of auction contributors includes Glen Murakami, Tadahiro Uesugi, Ronnie del Carmen, Peter de Seve, Scott Morse, Sam Hiti, Steve Purcell, Dice Tsutsumi, Bill Presing, Ed Bell, Andrea Blasich, Alexandra Boiger, Jamie Baker and Ted Mathot, to name but a few. A preview gallery with some of the artwork can be seen here.