Intro

The Big Draw Evanston

The Big Draw Evanston is a month-long, citywide festival that activates public spaces and brings people together through informal art-making.

Events

OCTOBER 2016

All Month!
Community Coloring Book (ongoing, all month)
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center
1 Saturday
Coffee, Creativity & Community (North)
Curt's Cafe North
1 Saturday
Hand Lettering
Blick Art
1 Saturday
Coffee, Creativity & Community (South)
Curt's Cafe South
2 Sunday
Naturally Drawn
Evanston Art Center
4 Tuesday
Veggie Prints
Whole Foods Market Green Bay Road
5 Wednesday
To/From: Commuter Sketches
909 Davis Plaza (Downtown Evanston)
5 Wednesday
Tracing the Building
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
7 Friday
The Courtyard Under Glass (A.M.)
Levy Senior Center
7 Friday
The Courtyard Under Glass (P.M.)
Levy Senior Center
8 Saturday
Draw Me a Story
Evanston Public Library
8 Saturday
Comic Book Inking
Blick Art
8 Saturday
Collective Cartography
Space 900
12 Wednesday
To/From: Commuter Sketches
909 Davis Plaza (Downtown Evanston)
14 Friday
Meta Drawing
McGaw YMCA
15 Saturday
Drawing in Nature
Evanston Ecology Center
16 Sunday
Reinterpreting Album and Book Cover Art
Squeezebox Books and Music
19 Wednesday
To/From: Commuter Sketches
909 Davis Plaza (Downtown Evanston)
19 Wednesday
Drink & Draw
Whole Foods Market Green Bay Road
21 Friday
Spoken Word / Drawn Responses
Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center (1823 Church Street, Evanston)
22 Saturday
Interactive Gestural
Wheel & Sprocket
22 Saturday
Still Life Drawing
Blick Art
22 Saturday
Meditative Mark-Making
The Collage Cafe
22 Saturday
Funny Faces & Favorite Places
Art Encounter / Noyes Cultural Arts Center (Room 106)
26 Wednesday
To/From: Commuter Sketches
909 Davis Plaza (Downtown Evanston)
26 Wednesday
Water+Hops+Yeast = ART
Sketchbook Brewing Co.
29 Saturday
Draw It Forward
Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House
29 Saturday
The Space In-Between
Bookends & Beginnings + Alley Gallery
29 Saturday
Power to the Arts
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center
30 Sunday
Ofrenda (Offering)
Levy Senior Center
31 Monday
Spooking, Sketching (A.M.)
Chandler-Newberger Center
31 Monday
Spooking, Sketching (P.M.)
Gather

Sponsors

The Big Draw Evanston is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.

About The Big Draw Evanston

The Big Draw Evanston is a month-long festival of informal drawing programs. A community engagement initiative, the festival brings people together in public spaces to draw, think, and share.

2016 Advisory Board 

Festival History 

The 2016 Big Draw FestivalThe Big Draw, an “arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention,” originated The Big Draw Festival in the UK in 2000. Today, more than 25 countries around the world participate in The Big Draw Festival each October.