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Monster Drawing Rally To Raise Money For The Arts

Kimball Arts Center

If you’re interested in updating your art collection or curious to see the creative process at work, you’ll want to check out the 3rd annual Monster Drawing Rally at the Kimball Arts Center on June 6th.

It’s where chaos meets creativity according to Amy Roberts with the Kimball Arts Center. The chaos she says is having 40 artists at one time creating drawings and paintings while attendees for the fund raiser peruse the artwork as it’s being generated.

“They have about 50 minutes to create and finish a piece and those pieces are immediately available for sale for $50.00. And if one of those pieces has more than one hopeful buyer, it’s the luck of the draw style format. So, it’s not how much you can spend or even how badly you want that piece of art, it just happens to be on the luck of the card you pick.”

Jocelyn Scudder with the Summit County Arts Council says this year, they’ve cultivated a variety of local and regional artist participation. She thinks the monster drawing format breaks down barriers for those who might want to start collecting art.

“We’re thrilled to announce that we have 41 artists participating from summit County and also Salt Lake which is different this year, which we’re really excited to kind of connect those two creative communities and to see some new talent this year. We have seasoned artists, established artists and emerging artists, even some youth artists that are going to be participating. So, I think there is going to be a little something for everyone.”

Scudder says this kind of format creates a deeper connection with the artwork and the artist.

I think what’s really unique about this is, you can spy on the creative process. I think that’s an interaction that you don’t normally have with artist. Usually, you see the finished piece on the wall.”

The artwork available for live auction will be 2-dimensional because the experience is quick and immediate. Scudder explains how some of the 3D artists are involved.

“We package everything up. Wrap it up in plastic sleeves, put it on the wall, live auction it off and then sell it. So, unfortunately, sculpture doesn’t really translate to how quick that process is. We have some photographers participating who use their photography as inspiration for their drawings. Some of our artists are multi-media, so they draw but they’re also sculptors. So, it’s a great mix.”

Each of the participating artists have contributed a silent auction piece. The proceeds from the silent auction sales will be shared with the artists. The Proceeds from the overall event will be split between the Kimball Arts Center and the Summit County Arts Council.

The event is Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 9 PM at the Kimball Arts Center at 1401 Kearns Boulevard. Go to pcscarts.org or Kimballartscenter.org to buy tickets. The fundraiser includes fast-paced art making, local music, food and a cash bar. Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. 

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