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James River Association and Artspace offering a sunset sketching cruise

Explore the James River and get sketching guidance from a local artist on this pontoon boat cruise

A still of the James River

The James River is a picturesque place to take an art-focused cruise.

Photo by Justin Williams

Want to enjoy scenic views of the James with a sketchpad in your hand? The James River Association is joining forces with Artspace for a pontoon boat sketching cruise.

The cruise will launch from Hopewell at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. Participants ages 16 and up can enjoy a ride on the Spirit of the James, JRA’s new educational pontoon boat.

Over two hours, riders will get to explore a section of the river while receiving sketching instructions from Paul “Buddy” Terrell, a local Richmond artist and Artspace Exhibition Committee Chair.

Participants should plan to bring a sketchbook and the drawing tools of their choice. Tickets are $35. Don’t wait to register — only 22 spots are available.

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