Support local artists at the Monster Drawing Rally tomorrow


Artist Howie Cherman is watched by a curious kid at last year's Monster Drawing Rally. Photo courtesy of Anita K. Marto / Outpost for Contemporary Art

If you’ve ever wanted to see the creative process behind art, tomorrow’s your chance to see local artists exhibit their talents live at the Monster Drawing Rally at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 8.

From the article I wrote for

When the idea was first unveiled in L.A. by the non-profit Outpost for Contemporary Art (it was originally conceived by SF-based Southern Exposure) in 2004, organization director Julie Deamer wasn’t sure how the SoCal crowd would respond. A Ventura native who lived in San Fran for 12 years before returning to the City of Angels, she quickly became disillusioned with the over-competitive, career-driven side of L.A.’s gallery scene. “Here I am thinking art could change the world,” Deamer said in an interview. “In San Francisco, you don’t have the strong market forces…People are making art just because they want to.” For her and the rest of the Outpost members, the event was all about “filling a gap in Los Angeles.”

For only a $10 donation ($5 for students and free for seniors, 12 & under or Outpost members), watch as over a hundred artists draw side-by-side, enjoy food from Oinkster, beer from the New Belgium Brewing Company (the folks that brought you Fat Tire) and coffee & tea from Cafe De Leche. But wait, there’s more…future little artists can enjoy the Kid’s Drawing Corner and DJ Dave Muller, Artichoke and Dude Dogg will also perform at the event.

It’s all happening from 2 to 7 p.m. at 2225 Colorado Blvd., L.A., 90041.

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