Monster Drawing Rally

Saturday, August 12, 2023

12:00 - 6:30 pm

ADMISSION: Adults, pay what you can. Kids are free!

Monster Drawing Rally is back! 1708 Gallery presents our 14th annual live art making event, featuring over 80 local artists. Monster Drawing Rally consists of 4 one-hour shifts with 20+ artists creating new works alongside one another. As soon as artists complete their drawings, they are placed for viewing throughout the gallery. In addition to the opportunity to see artists’ creative practice unfold, visitors may purchase completed works of art. All works are set at $100 each. Artists receive 50% commission and proceeds directly support 1708’s exhibitions and programs.

After our second shift, there will be a half-hour kids shift that welcomes our younger artists to participate! Drawing materials and paper will be provided.

This year’s MDR will also feature an art activation by Andrew Samuel Harrison. Harrison will be drawing live in his contour drawing style! Visitors will have the opportunity to have their portraits drawn and added to a large canvas mural to commemorate the day - free of charge. Drawings will take place from 12 to 1 pm and 3 to 4 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis. Take home a small original drawing by Andrew as a keepsake of your visit to Monster Drawing Rally!

Monster Drawing Rally 2023 Artists Schedule

SHIFT 1 (12:15-1:15 PM)

S. Ross Browne, Amy Chan, Abby Altizer Davis, Hannah Diomataris, Andrea Donnelly, Peter Fraser, Garth Fry, Sue Heatley, Emily Herr, Mary Holland, Matt Klimas, Emily Lopez, Austin Auz Miles, Barry O'Keefe, Charles D. Piper, Janet Scagnelli, Sam Skrimpz, Rain Spann, Ron Stokes, Tara L B Wilkerson

SHIFT 2 (1:25-2:25 PM)

Franchell Mack Brown, Nico Cathcart, Sam Christian, Jamie Douglas, Jack Glover, Sarah Hand, Susan Hankla, Andrew Samuel Harrison, Erek Jones, Jowarnise, Kirsten Kindler, Kelly Lonergan, Sylvio Lynch III, PhD, David Marion, The Night Owl, Michael A. Pierce, Malik Radford, Ralf Schulze, Pam Sutherland, Kendra Wadsworth

KIDS SHIFT (2:35-3:05 PM)

Our younger artists can join the fun! Kids' artworks will not be for sale but will be displayed on the wall with the MDR artists. Families can take their young artist's work home when they leave.

SHIFT 3 (3:15-4:15 PM)

Heather Beardsley, Lizzie Brown, Genesis Chapman, Dana Frostick, Donna Frostick, Hamilton Glass, Jenna Guthrie, Lou Haney, Dathan Kane, Adah Kanter, Cynthia Myron, Sarah Nelson, Michael-Birch Pierce, Susannah Raine, Amiri Richardson-Keys, Travis Robertson, Dallas Roquemore, Oura Sananikone, Emma Scarvey, SillyGenius

SHIFT 4 (4:25-5:25 PM)

Tom Chenoweth, Nyasha Chigama, Elizabeth Coffey, Alice Anne Ellis, Pam Fox, Kris Iden, Sarah Irvin, Jaraz, R. Kaelber, Greig Leach, Matt Lively, Kyle Maurer, Hope Morgan, Tendai Mupita, Raven Nicole, Martha Prideaux, Diego Sanchez, Mary Scurlock, Anne Michelle Taylor, Pari Valad


Originally conceived by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, Monster Drawing Rally is a live art event that features over 80 artists. Part performance, part art bazaar, part party, Monster Drawing Rally offers our community the rare opportunity to watch their favorite local artists at work, AND it raises general operating support for 1708.