6 members of Urban Sketchers Portland accepted my invitation to come to Aurora on Saturday 8/8 during Colony Days. Usually this group (part of an international movement) sticks to Portland venues (“urban,” you see) for their weekly outings, but I was able to convince them that the City of Aurora would be a fruitful place for them to visit. Some of them had never even heard of Aurora! I’m happy to say that they were very, very happy with their excursion. Many of you stopped to watch them work and engaged them in discussion, and here are just 3 of the images produced that day. I hope to make this an annual event, another way to demonstrate the vital connection between art and the community.