On Saturday 9th September, four venues in Lower Manhattan will provide an opportunity to draw. - or to view others participating in the projects.
This is what the relevant page on the Drawing Center website has to say
Links:The Big DrawPresented as part of Arts on the Horizon, a program of the River to River FestivalSaturday September 9, 11:00 AM
Inspired by the wildly popular program of the same name in the UK, The Big Draw will engage audiences of all ages in hands-on art projects. Pick up a free sketchbook and participate in artist-led drawing activities from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the following fantastic Lower Manhattan venues:
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy's
Self-Guided Drawing 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artist-Led Drawing 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Discover the natural secrets of this beautifully designed park through outdoor drawing explorations with artists Ellen Driscoll and Larry Dobens. Create an monumental Rorschach inkblot on a scroll unfurled in the park’s Grassy Bowl.
Teardrop Park, between Warren and Murray Streets, east of River Terrace, in Battery Park City
National Museum of the American Indian
Reading Circle (Ages 5+) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artist-Led Drawing 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Experience the Museum's unique collection through a day of exciting drawing activities. Join a storybook reading circle and make drawings inspired by your own life. Gather in the light-filled Rotunda to create portraits with artist Jeffery Gibson.
George Gustav Heye Center, U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green across from Battery Park
South Street Seaport Museum
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alongside the Museum's legendary sailing vessels, weave nautical rope into a giant drawing with artist Zoe Keramea. Celebrate the Seaport's rich history by making sketches and rubbings of the pier or craft scrimshaw like a sailor from long ago.
Become part of Monika Weiss' large-scale public drawing performance beneath the Winter Garden's indoor palm tree grove. Outside, visit artist Fritz Welch and architect Matt Gagnon's kiosk, create blind drawings from memory, and tag the plaza and building with day-glo tape drawings.
Winter Garden & Plaza, Between Vesey and Liberty Streets, in Battery Park City
All events are free of charge.
Take the Downtown Connection to all four of The Big Draw events. The Downtown Connection is a FREE bus service provided by The Alliance for Downtown New York, connecting the South Street Seaport with Battery Park City, averaging 10-minute intervals between buses.
For more information about Arts on the Horizon and a map of venues, please visit www.RiverToRiverNYC.com.
- The Big Draw (UK) - this runs from 1-31 October 2006
- Making a Mark : The "Big Draw" 2006 (24 May 2006)
- The Drawing Center (New York)