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!
Draw By Night
Friday, April 17, 2020
6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Okanagan Co-Lab 1405 St. Paul Street.
This event is 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 drink & draw with us!
DBN #32 Monster Face
Thursday Oct. 24, 6:00 pm. | Kelowna Art Gallery
This is a playful, and somewhat spooky, Halloween themed drawing party held at the Kelowna Art Gallery. But don’t worry, these monsters aren’t so scary!!
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.