Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Grand Park

Ryman Arts Big Draw LA flagship event, Make Your Mark in the Park, takes place right in front of the Los Angeles City Hall in Grand Park. A fun-filled, creative afternoon, we will celebrate the act of drawing by welcoming thousands of Angelenos to draw together. With many participatory drawing activities lead by Ryman Arts students and faculty, Grand Park will be transformed into a giant experimental drawing studio. Free and fun for all ages! You can draw for hours with 10 drawing booths, and enjoy lunch from delicious food trucks when you are ready to take a break!

During the free event, drawing activities will be spread throughout the park, each offering a different element of drawing to bring the community together in an interactive way. These activities include: creating individual cardboard drawings that can be used to build a giant house of cards, drawing portraits, sketching costumed circus characters, or experimenting with colored tape to create giant geometric patterns along the sidewalks. Guests will also have the chance to draw the iconic LA City Hall, with the guidance of artists from Ryman Arts, as well as play a Surrealist drawing game, and collaborate together to create their very own comics, masks and flags. Participants will also have the opportunity to take home art materials through various giveaways hosted throughout the event. 

The Big Draw LA and the “Make Your Mark in the Park” event symbolize a deeper, citywide movement to encourage visual literacy and community interaction throughout the City of Los Angeles. These events demonstrate the power of art and arts engagement to inspire creativity, build community bonds, and improve the vitality of urban neighborhoods.

The October 18 CicLAvia route will go right by Make Your Mark in the Park, so make it an extra-fun day by riding your bike over!

This event is free and open to the public.

Location: Grand Park | 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, California 90015

The Big Draw LA emphasizes the importance of arts education and that the act of drawing is not just for artists, it’s for everyone. For more information, please visit

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