MOCAD’s Annual Monster Drawing Rally Dec. 14

BTL Staff
By | 2018-11-28T16:30:22-04:00 November 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

In an “open call” to artists interested, MOCAD sent out a press release advertising their Monster Drawing Rally. This is an annual public event that features 100 artists in two one-hour shifts. They will draw in front of a live audience and make their usually private studio processes part of a public performance.
“Artists at all stages of their careers will create sensational works using a variety of materials: everything from collage and watercolor, to ink and graphite,” said event organizers. “Spectators will have the opportunity to witness the creative process — watching as ideas transform into fully fledged artworks. Each piece immediately becomes available for sale at $40.”
As of the 2018 event, more than 600 artists have participated in the rally, that was originally born in San Francisco, California, through Southern Exposure. In addition to artists, MOCAD is also searching for volunteers to help artists get set up, collect finished drawing and direct visitors.
“We are looking for volunteers to work a 3 hour shift in exchange for a free ticket to the event (and more freebies throughout the night!),” organizers said.
To find out more on submitting art and volunteering, reach out to

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