Thursday, October 17, 2013,
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Did you ever want to draw on the walls as a kid? Wright State University's annual Draw on the Walls event is your chance to express yourself on an open canvas of 300 feet of white gallery walls.
Each year the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries in the Creative Arts Center opens its doors between exhibitions to give aspiring artists of all ages a chance to put their own work on the walls. The walls are lined with paper, and all sorts of drawing materials are provided—pencils, compressed charcoal and colored sidewalk chalk, among other media.
Bring your inspiration and your own drawing tools if you desire (no aerosol products). Kids are welcome; the artwork is usually G-rated, but parents are cautioned that content on the walls will not be censored.
"We have kids doodling alongside working artists. This is a lot of fun for anyone who wants to see their artwork on a gallery wall," said Tess Cortes, galleries coordinator. "The large format is excellent for trying something new."
Draw on the Walls is a daylong event, after which the paper will be removed, so bring your camera to take a photo of your work. Refreshments will be provided.
Wright State is offering the event to the community in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month.
The event is supported by individual supporters of the Galleries and the Ohio Arts Council.