24 Hour Draw-a-Thon is a free, all ages arts extravaganza that happens annually in November beginning at 6:30 am on a Saturday morning and continuing until 6:30 am the next morning. Visitors can come and go at any time, draw on the walls and floor which are covered with paper and cardboard or participate in one of the many artist led workshops held throughout the day. Draw-a-Thon’s drawing-centered workshops are designed for participants of any skill level and include bookmaking, mailable art, recycled paper making, screen printing, interactive sculptures created from repurposed materials, a live figure drawing workshop, animation, drawing game shows, drawing karaoke, and the signature Draw-a-Tron 3000, a machine that can draw anything you want. Draw-a-Thon attracts about 1,500 participants each year.
Draw-A-Thon is one of Antenna’s longest standing and most beloved community programs throughout the year. Stay tuned for updates about next year’s event and opportunities to get involved.
Wow!! Draw-A-Thon 2023 was one for the books. Thank you to everyone who came out to doodle, play, explore, observe, and draw with us! We estimate that we had around 1,500 visitors throughout the 24 HRs. There were some amazing workshops – both spontaneous and planned, and lots of joy!
We extend our heartfelt gratitude for joining us at Draw-A-Thon. Your presence added creativity and energy, making it a resounding success. Your support and enthusiasm inspire us to continue hosting events that foster artistic expression in our community.
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Special thanks to current, past, and future Antenna staff, Collective, board, and volunteers!! Without you, Draw-A-Thon would not exist. And thank you to Contemporary Arts Center and New Orleans Film Fest for the generous and creative collaboration.
Check out these amazing videos and photos from the day!