Contrary to my (hopeful) belief, the Monster Drawing Rally at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia isn’t a bunch of creatures sitting around doodling and occasionally snacking on nearby art gawkers, nor is it a group of artists trying to really capture the spirit of a monster model while avoiding dismemberment. In reality, this Rally is a concept born from the minds of Southern Exposure and has swept the nation as a live art event where attendees can observe artists creating work with the opportunity to purchase their art moments after completion. With a super affordable $65 price tag per piece, this event is sure to provide more than a few Christmas presents this year! Entry is only a $5 donation (kids under 12 are free) and this awesome Richmond art event is happening from 12:30 – 6 pm this Saturday, December 10th, 2011.
As a bonus, if you sign up for a 1708 membership (already a great cause), you get $20 off one drawing! Plus, just when you think it can’t get any better – refreshments will be provided by uber rad local coffee & roasting company Lamplighter! AND – 1708 keeps things local with a Richmond craft beer bar! A drawing event with amazing coffee and craft beer… is there really any place you’d rather be?
Participating artists include: Nelly Kate, Elissa Armstrong, Stephanie Benassi, Heather Bryant, Mitchell Canter, Genesis Chapman, Jenna Chew, Warren Craghead, Peter Culley, Jamie Douglas, Corey Durbin, Cindy Eide, Suzanna Fields, Bill Fisher, Hope Ginsburg, William Godwin, Jen Guillen, Ashley Hawkins, Kristy Heilenday, Kathryn Henry-Choisser, Sarah Irvin, Aimee Joyaux, Greg Antrim Kelly, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Matt Klimas, Amelia Langford, Keeley Laures, Michael Lease, Matthew Lively, Jeffrey Love, Mark Luetke, Chris Milk, Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer, Sarah Moore, Cindy Neuschwander, Amie Oliver, Chris Page, Nikki Painter, Michael Pierce, Louis Poole, Debbie Quick, Matthew Ritchie, Cameron Robinson, Jordan Roeder, Diego Sanchez, Anne Savedge, Ralf Schulze, Mary Scurlock, Janet Shaughnessy, Matthew Shelton, Jon Sheridan, Susan Singer, Wayne Snyder, Evan Sokal, Jody Symula, Nathan Tersteeg, Randy Toy, Heide Trepanier, Egbert Vongmalaithong, Hal Weaver, Phil Whisenhunt, Erin Willet, and Caroline Cobb Wright.
Check out this time lapsed video from last year’s event!