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Thank You for Drawing, Southern California!

Let’s draw together!

The Big Draw LA is a public drawing celebration spanning
Southern California and linked to Big Draw events worldwide
during the month of October. View a map from 2013's events!

  • 2013 Inspiration Award Winner - COMIX JAM @ ArtShare LA

    Comix Jam was an all-inclusive, collaborative, and participatory event held in the gallery and halls of ArtShare LA from October 20th until the 24th.  In addition to collaborative comic making, the event had live silkscreening demonstrations, a zine library, live music, and readings by comic artists.

  • 2013 Inspiration Award Winner - Sumi Ink Club at CicLAvia!

    On October 6 2013 during a CicLAvia biking event over 280 participants jumped off their bikes picked up a brush and jointly added their thoughts, doodles, and brushstrokes in black sumi ink to a long paper scroll over 35 feet long.

  • 2013 Inspiration Award Winner - Glendale Public Library

    Glendale Public Library held a number of successful Big Draw LA events in 2013 including: Chalk the Walk, The Big Draw Now! In Action, The Big Mini Comic Book Workshop, It's Big! Draw Together Glendale.

  • 2013 Inspiration Award Winner - 41st Worldwide Sketchcrawl

    Los Angeles sketchcrawl group met at Pasadena City Hall on an unseasonal hot day with clear skies. This was a special sketchcrawl with more people than usual since this event was in collaboration with with Big Draw LA. They were delighted to see so many people - some who came from quite far away - chatting about art with each other and sketching together. Worldwide Sketchcrawl events occur every three months.

  • 2013 Inspiration Award Winner - 1450 Ocean

    1450 Ocean held three wonderful Big Draw LA events in 2013: Embroidery for Artists with Jenny Hart of Machine Project, Camera Obscura - Tracing 360˚ with DJ Hall of Otis College of Art & Design, and Plein Air Drawing with Gary Geraths of Otis College of Art & Design.

The Big Draw LA is a series of drawing activities where the public – people of all ages and abilities – get to make art at a wide variety of venues — from museums and parks to unique locations in neighborhoods. These events are organized and led by community-based organizations across the region.


Join us and discover how drawing can help us see more, think creatively, expand our imaginations, communicate with others – and have fun together!