Monday Dec 27

We will meet at the Food Mart parking lot on Rumrill but we may go over to Market and 23 rd to paint. So if you come late and we are not there check over there.  It is a little harder finding good loctions for urban locations because of the need for some place to set up the easels that is not in the way or not in a space that attracts so many onlookers that it is hard to concentrate.  Often we need to ask permission to use parking lots. Or as Larry found out recently setting up right at the roadside means a lot of car and bus exhaust.

We liked the Rumrill location because there were so many choices as well as the more often we came the less of a novelty we became.

We return to the parking lot of Food Mart (1835 Rumrill Blvd), at the corner of Rumrill and Market. There is a salvage business full of wonderful junk (This and That), colorful markets and businesses, and an industrial feel to the area many will appreciate. Last Saturday was a great session. There were respectful onlookers who even offered to buy us food and drinks!

Directions: From 80, take the El Portal in the west direction (don't go to El Sobrante). Go under the freeway and into the city of San Pablo. Continue along the El Portal. Drive all the way past Contra Costa College to your left. Make a right on San Pablo Ave, and almost immediately, at the very next intersection, make a left on Rumrill. Pass Broadway, 19th and 20th Streets, Brookside Dr, Folsom, Dover and Mission Aves. Immediately after Mission, look to the right side of the road to find the Food Mart. Park anywhere inside their parking lot. Meet us near the taco truck if it is there (it usually is). Bathrooms and water at the Food Mart.

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