2011 Inspiration Awards

Event presenters who document their events and submit them to us afterwards will help build an archive of ideas for future The Big Draw LA events. And you may win an award for your outstanding event! Take photos and video and be prepared to submit them for consideration. Additional details will be provided to registered event presenters.

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24th Street Theater - Community Arts Workshops/Day of the Dead

Leading up to their 6th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, approximately 140 attendees and ten teenage volunteer facilitators participated in a workshop led by teaching artist Rocio Veliz, Cuauhtemoc Vasquez and Susana Figueroa featuring paper flowers, luminarias, sugar skulls, mask making, and papel picado.  The completed pieces were used as decorations for the Dia de los Muertos celebration and are tied to rich cultural histories. 

Craft and Folk Art Museum – Flower Power

Attendees were encouraged to explore the vibrant motifs in the Golden State of Craft exhibition before venturing out to the courtyard which was transformed into a burst of color and fun with large-scale drawing activities. 

Craft and Folk Art Museum – Flower Power

Los Angeles Public Library: Echo Park Branch Library-Airbrush Workshop for Teens & Echo Park Creates a Time Capsule

Local graphic design artist Adrian Cook led the airbrush workshop with hands on direction and the time capsule drawing event was done under the guidance of LACMA artist Gloria Westcott.  Participants used a huge scroll of paper to draw the neighborhood’s current history, culture and achievements through drawing.  The unsealing ceremony will take place on October 20, 2016. 

Los Angeles Public Library: Echo Park Branch Library-Airbrush Workshop for Teens & Echo Park Creates a Time Capsule

Gallery Girls – Multiple Events

The Gallery Girls, an organization of live art models, coordinated and posed in four adult drawing events spanning Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley to Koreatown.  Coinciding with exhibition openings, special events, and featuring the models in themed costumes, over 100 people participated in these drawing events.  Programs were held at Gallery 800, Gallery GODO, Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Pop tART Gallery. 

Callery Girls

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - Forest of Words

Following an in-depth workshop led by calligraphy master Takusen Inoue in collaboration with Hirokazu Kosada, the 50-plus audience members painted the Kanji (Chinese character) for tree on an 8’ tall, 24’ wide canvas creating a “forest of words.”

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - Forest of Words