“To play music or otherwise perform for voluntary donations in the street or in subways”
— -- Merriam-Webster online Dictionary
Street sketching is a pleasant escape from Wayne’s day job and an enjoyable, social experience. His motivation is to make this mixed up and troubled world a tiny bit better by giving away his tiny sketch cards.
Wayne loves to set up on a busy sidewalk and give away sketches. If you like a sketch from the cork board (a.k.a. “The Gallery”), you can take it. If you want Wayne to draw something for you, he will draw it. FREE.
Wayne’s sketches are done on 2x3 inch bits of cardboard rescued from the recycle bin. All sketches are free, but If you feel compelled to leave a tip, you may do so.
Wayne started busking in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The first time he went there as a tourist, he wanted to somehow become part of the energy of that magical town. The following year, he was out sketching on Commercial Street and living the dream. Since then, Ptown has become Wayne’s spiritual home.
Wayne has also set up sketching on Main Street and Polaski Park in Northampton as well as at fairs in Granby and Amherst. He has bucket-list goals of sketching in Boston and Paris.
While busking is typically done on streets, parks and subways, Wayne occasionally puts on a coat and tie (and a rose adorned fedora) and sets up his suitcase table in more formal atmospheres such as fund raisers, art exhibits and music performances. For these engagements, Wayne will probably give the contents of the tip jar to a cause of the day (or maybe not have a jar at all).
Some benefactors of Wayne’s tip jar at fund-raiser events…
Habitat for Humanity
Church World Service/CROP
Granby Music Parent's Association
I Hear Music in the Streets (Homeless Awareness Arts Festival), Northampton, MA (2008)
Reggae Festival (Valley Free Radio Benefit), Northampton, MA (2009)
and, a new homeless friend.
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