What is the Monster Drawing Rally?
The Creative York Monster Drawing Rally is part live art-making performance, part art-bazaar, part silent auction, and one of Creative York’s liveliest fundraising events! During the rally, artists create artwork within an hour of allotted time from start to finish right before your eyes. The live audience is then able to silently bid on the works while and after they are created. The rally offers a rare and exciting opportunity to watch artists in action and a chance to take home their completed pieces, all while supporting a good cause.
Do the artists have to create “monsters?”
Not at all! While artists were more than welcome to create monsters art, they were not limited to that subject. Individuals at the rally created mazes, collages and assemblages using magazines and record covers, clay taxidermy, felted cacti, beaded bug people, water color paintings, robot paintings, animal drawings, portraits, and so much more.
2017 Monster Drawing Rally Artists included…
Erica Silva Furjanic
Sam Georgieff / Poordogfarm
Angela Goetz / Black Sheep Everything
Judeth Pekala Hawkins
Monster Drawing Rallies were initially conceived by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and have been recreated by nonprofit organizations in cities like Richmond, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and now YORK through Creative York!
Creative York (formerly YorkArts) is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization located in downtown York, Pennsylvania, featuring 3 art galleries, art classes for all ages, and several community outreach programs. The proceeds of this fundraiser help Creative York’s educational and outreach programs.