Draw By Night
Draw By Night – Kelowna is an ongoing bi-monthly public event held periodically at the Alternator Centre, Kelowna Art Gallery, the Kelowna Museums and BNA Brewing that promotes creativity, imagination and collaboration through the process of drawing.
It is a social drawing party which asks its participants to collectively and freely draw in a social setting on large rolls of paper. The objective is to be surrounded by like-minded creative individuals and ask them to draw under one theme, often related to the current exhibition, in an informal setting that promotes networking and inspiration.
Participants converse visually through collaborative drawing or are inspired by others to produce something individually. The aim is to engage creative people from various disciplines throughout the community including students, industry professionals, visual artists, hobbyists and the general public and get them all drawing!
DBN # 31 – Amusing Past
Friday, September 27, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queesnsway Ave
At the first drawing party of the year, participants will be inspired and draw from the Okanagans’ bygone amusement parks, entertainment centres, and festivals.
Draw by Night events are free + open to the public! Come armed with your favourite drawing utensil or just bring your bad self and you can use our stuff. We will provide drawing materials and long stretches of paper. Come draw with us!
DBN #21 Feast Face
Sunday, Oct. 1, 7:00 pm | BNA Brewing
This special “Culture Days” edition of Draw By Night will be hosted upstairs at BNA Brewing at their long table. Throughout the evening, we will be sip;ping on BNA’s in-house brews as well as other crafty favourites celebrating fall harvest while drawing faces on heads of lettuce and teeth on turnips. We will let that “beer-spiration” flow through us into an evening of social and collaborative drawing.
DBN #22 Somebody’s Watching Me
Thursday, Nov. 23, 6:00 pm | Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art
Inspired by the work of BFA alumna Sage Sidley, this theme explores portraiture as we are observing and drawing each other, passers-by, or just our favourite faces.
DBN #26 Written Matter
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:00 pm | Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art
Inspired by the work of Comini and Valerie Bourdel and Gary Pearson, this theme explores the relationship between text and matter. We will be drawing and incorporating text and making our won typfaces.
DBN #27 Day of the Dead
Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:00 pm | Cool Arts Society Studio
Inspired by the very popular Mexican holiday, the drawing party explores Dia de Muertos. Throughout the evening we will be drawing flowers, sugar skulls, food and other offerings.
DBN #28 Celestial Beings
Thursday, January 10, 6 – 8 PM | Kelowna Art Gallery
We are now entering our longest nights of the year which means a lot of darkness. Throughout the evening we will be drawing stars along with existing and imaginary constellations. Join us for a night of networking and collaborative drawing.