I have been wondering how we can start bringing people better together from the site. A topic in the Lounge came up in regards to local artist chapters and I recieved a PM from Layil as well about the idea. I am hoping that we can really get something like this together. Imagine being able to travel from place to place and always having a group of artists whom you are familiar with and can share in the arts. I think it is a wonderful thought.
In Austin we have a group started by J Rubio. The local artists meet on Sundays and draw down at a local hangout. They also do pub crawls where they go from bar to bar drawing in their sketchbooks. (we did the same thing in amsterdam and it was great).
I suppose local figure drawing and painting groups would be a great idea as well as just having a couple people to hang out with and do something artistic and not just seeing movies or whatever.
Anyhow, I hope you all can start gathering some. It would be wonderful to see how great of a community we can make here. We learn more together than alone. I hope you all feel the same.