The Big Draw Chicago

The Big Draw Chicago is a month-long, citywide festival that brings people together through informal art-making.




The Big Draw Chicago is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education graciously serves as our fiscal sponsor. If you are interested in sponsoring The Big Draw Chicago, please contact us!

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Carrie Adams, Brandy Agerbeck, Sara Al-Farhan, Rebecca Auster, Pamela Barry, Diane Bell, Jennifer Bosch, Marcus Bosch, Linda Brennan, Monica Carter, Menachem Cohen, Kristin DeAngelis, Charlie DeLeonardis, Peter Devlin, Dolores Diaz, Alicia Diane Durand, Katherine Ender, Kate Goddard, Michael Golden, Jennifer Goldstick, Mark Haggarty, Bethany Hart, Christopher Hill, Celeste Holcomb, Cybil Jones, Manny Juarez, Melanie Kahl, Brad Katz, Lea Lazarus, Elizabeth Lenhard, Ann Li, Josh Lowitz, Wayne Lown, Carey Marcotte, Heather Mayer, Amy McIntyre, Jessica Murray, Eva Niewiadomski, Colleen O’Leary, Tom Ordover, Julie Palmer, Jim Paul, Chris Reischel, Laura Reischel, Carol Riffle, Steve Ross, Rachel Selekman, Carol Semrad, Scott Sikkema, Amy Spizzo, Jory Strosberg, David Strosberg, Kathleen Tax, Brooks Teevan, Christina Timmins, Scott Tzinberg, Rachel Tzinberg, Jim Valavanis, April Van Buren, Joanne Vena, Alisha Vincent, Josh Vincent, Jill Wachholz, Emily Ziring

About The Big Draw Chicago

The Big Draw Chicago is a month-long festival of informal drawing programs. A community engagement initiative, the festival seeks to bring Chicagoans together to draw, think, and share. The festival is produced by Elory Rozner of Uncommon Classrooms, in partnership with dozens of local cultural organizations, public sector agencies, and businesses.

2013 Advisory Board 

Festival History 

The Campaign for Drawing, an “independent charity that raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement,” originated The Big Draw in the UK in 2000. Today, the UK festival features more than 1,500 programs, and there are Big Draw programs in dozens of cities around the world.