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Madison, WI

Big Draw 2016

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!

Thursday, January 7th / 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! Drawing supplies and prompts will be supplied. This event kicks off our January BIG DRAW drawing extravaganza! Other events include: 

Friday, January 8th / Luck of the Draw / 8 to 11pm / at Madison Central Library

LUCK OF THE DRAW (VOL. 1) IS A SURVEY SHOW OF 75 CONTEMPORARY DRAWING BY ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. AT THE END OF THE SHOW RUN INSTEAD OF RECEIVING THEIR OWN WORK BACK, ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE A RANDOMLY SELECTED DRAWING BY ANOTHER ARTIST FROM THE SHOW. 

Saturday, January 9th / Everybody Drawing everything all at once! / 1:30 - 3pm / The Bubbler Room at Madison Central Library

Everybody Drawing Everything All At Once! All ages. How many drawings can we make in 90 minutes? 90? 353? 552? 729? More than 1000? Let’s find out. 

One of many drop-in activities taking place during the Big Draw (Jan 7-9), “Everybody Drawing Everything All At Once!” invites participants of all ages to take part in a wild afternoon of drawing and artistic play. Drawing games, portraits on Post-Its, self-serve sketching stations, scribbly scavenger hunts, DIY doodle instructions…and much more!