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monster drawing rally 2016
December 9, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Monster Drawing Rally


MOCAD’s 5th annual Monster Drawing Rally public event and fundraiser will feature 70 artists in two, one-hour shifts drawing in front of a live audience, making their private studio practices 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. 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.

To date, over 300 artists have participated in New Wave’s Annual Monster Drawing Rally, generously donating their talent, time, and artwork to the organization. Monster Drawing Rally is an event concept originally developed by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, CA, who proudly share it as an open source fundraising model.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Shift 1: 7pm-8pm
Shift 2: 8:30pm-9:30pm

$10 General Public
$7 MOCAD Members

Advanced tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-monster-drawing-rally-tickets-29381706475

Blick Art Materials + Esto’s Garage are proud to support MOCAD and the Monster Drawing Rally. Thank you Audio Rescue Team for providing sound.

Special thanks to our Charcoal Sponsor and New Wave Steering Committee member Brett Boor for your support.

We will be annoucing artists and event updates soon!
MOCAD is not making an open call for artist submissions for this year’s Monster Drawing Rally.

Questions? Email Newwave@mocadetroit.org


  • 4454 WOODWARD AVE.
    Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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  • 313.832.6622