Saturday, July 9, 6pm

Admission: $10

MOCAD members get in free! If you are a member, reach out to for the promo code. If you’re not currently a member of MOCAD, you can join on our Membership page.

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The Monster Drawing Rally is MOCAD’s wildly popular live drawing event. Part performance, part studio, part art bazaar, the Monster Drawing Rally presents approximately 100 artists creating original works of art. They will use various materials: everything from collage to watercolor to ink to graphite. Artists work in one-hour shifts, creating art right before you and transforming their private studio practices into public performance. Monster Drawing Rally is an event concept originally developed by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, CA, who proudly shares it as an open-source fundraising model.

Monster Drawing Rally attracts 500+ attendees of all ages who get to observe firsthand the creative processes of local artists – watching as ideas transform into fully-fledged artworks. Each work is then immediately available for sale at $50.

A negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 24 hours or proof of full vaccination is required to attend this program. If you have any questions about this requirement, please reach out to

Image: Photos by Trista Dymond.