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Valentine Portrait Sketches with Joe Kraft

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us Saturday February 10th as we host our friend (and Understudy muralist) Joe Kraft! Joe is offering live 30-minute sketches of you and your partner (or whoever you want!). Slots are limited.

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Stop by and check out a selection of Joe’s prints and merch in addition!

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