Monster Drawing Rally | August 26, 2016
Seventy-two artists at all stages of their careers took shifts to draw for an hour in front of a live audience, bringing their private studio practices to the public. As spectators spied on the creative process, sketches morphed into full-fledged works of art made from collage, watercolor, ink, and graphite. Finished drawings were immediately available for $50 each.

DJ Forge spun music for drawing and grooving. Spectators made their own marks on an interactive public art project sponsored by Flight Fund, a citizen-organized fund designed to propel creative urban projects. Curbside food provided by The Parlour, Big Mike's BBQ, and Zeke’s Meats.

The NCMA introduced this event to make art more accessible for all people. This gathering was a way to view new talent, interact with North Carolina’s artistic community, and support NCMA programming. Inspired by the San Francisco artist-centered nonprofit Southern Exposure, whose mission is to show support to local artists, we’ve adopted this fund-raising idea to bring North Carolina artists to the Museum for a night of creating, mingling, drinking, and fun.

Sponsorship provided by Jerry’s Artarama, Brueprint Brewing Company, Flight Fund, Spoonflower, Telepathic Graphics, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., and Bombshell Beer Company. Photographs by Story Photographers.
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