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Madison, WI

Big Draw 2014

Big Draw Madison is a drawing-focused festival that brings people together around informal art-making! The first annual Big Draw Madison took place October 9-11, 2014, with the support of community partners Artist & Craftsman, Harmony Bar, local artists, and hundreds of participants. Stay tuned for information on future events, and in the meantime, check out the gallery of some of the awesome drawings created by local artists of all ages and skill levels at our free events!

Thanks to Sean Ottesen, Lucas Schneider, and Library as Incubator for their coverage of Big Draw Madison 2014 ("The Big Draw: Artists Unite in the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library"),  including this interview with organizer Oliver Bendorf!

 PREVIOUS EVENTS from Big Draw Madison 2014

(Pre-Big Draw Event) Saturday, October 4th / Drawing Jam for Kids with Lynda Barry / 10am to 12pm / Wisconsin Institute for Discovery / Image Lab at the Discovery Building / 330 North Orchard Street

Join cartoonist and assistant professor, Lynda Barry, for this drop-in activity intended for children. All adults must be accompanied by a child!


Thursday, October 9th / Drink & Draw / 7pm to 9pm / The Harmony Bar / 2201 Atwood Avenue

No experience nor expertise needed! Show up with your curiosity and draw your heart out in vibrant company!


Friday, October 10th / Open Draw / 10am to 4pm / The Bubbler Room at Madison Central Library

Explore drawing prompts in our creative space! Drawing supplies will glitter the room to be decorated by your imaginations!


Saturday, October 11th / Big Draw Day / 10am to 4pm / The Bubbler Room at Madison Central Library

Draw alongside Madison artists Oliver Bendorf, Trent Miller, Jess Horn, Bernadette Witzack, Susan J. WhiteScott Espeseth, KC Councilor, Angela Richardson, and more!! No experience nor expertise needed! Drawing and snacking supplies provided. Bring your own goodies and your curiosity!