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Beat the heat with cool, FREE, indoor, interactive, family fun TCA Draw-A-Thon

Virtual reality drawing, fashion design, dinos, unicorns and more

Post Date:06/11/2019 9:30 AM
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Beat the heat with cool, FREE, indoor, interactive,  family fun TCA Draw-A-Thon
Annual Draw-A-Thon returns June 22, 2019

Beat the heat this summer and join in the fun at the second annual Draw-A-Thon in the Gallery at TCA, Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 10 am – 10 pm. 

The free, interactive, all-day festival celebrates the arts and sciences of drawing, is open to all-ages and is sponsored by SRP.

Draw-A-Thon is designed for participants of all ages and any skill level. Visitors can come and go at any time, can and participate in any of the many interactive activities featured throughout the day including the Crayola Experience Chandler booth, printmaking, floating ink painting, topography map drawing, fashion and costume design, virtual reality drawing, animation, a fantasy dedicated to dinosaurs and unicorns and more.

For anyone who loves to draw, doodle, create and play or just looking for family fun, the Draw-A-Thon has something for everyone.

For complete schedule and event info, visit or call (480) 350-2867.


10 am - 2 pm:  Family Focus

Booths include exhibiting artists Brandi Lee Cooper, Emily Ritter, Abbey Messmer and Maria Salenger and organizations including Crayola Experience Chandler, Edna Vihel Arts Center, Tempe History Museum and Xico Inc. Activities include printmaking, Suminagashi floating ink painting, topography map drawing and a fantasy station dedicated to dinosaurs and unicorns.

2 pm - 6 pm:  Teen Focus
Booths include exhibiting artists Jerry Jacobson and Justin Rodier and organizations including Architekton, ASU School of Art, Tempe Public Art, Scottsdale Artists School and FABRIC of Tempe. Activities include virtual reality drawing, portfolio reviews, animation, costume design, fashion design and open studio sessions with a live model and artist Matt Dickson.

6 pm - 10 pm:  Adult Focus (with live music and happy hour)
Booths include exhibiting artist Laura Spalding Best and date night activities including competitive drawing games, fashion show by FABRIC designers and open studio sessions with live model and artist Matt Dickson.

The Gallery at TCA is located within Tempe Center for the Arts.
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ  85281.

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Media Contact:  Kelly Lovell-Taylor, Tempe Center for the Arts | | (480) 350-5255

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