On Saturday, June 24, the city of Tempe is hosting its annual DRAW-A-THON, a free indoor festival that applauds the fusion of arts and sciences in the world of drawing. The event, held at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., is open to all ages and provides an invigorating indoor retreat from the summer heat where creativity and fun unite.

Each year, DRAW-A-THON’s experience is intricately woven around the themes of the current summer exhibition. This year, the event aligns with the “HEAR ME, SEE ME” exhibition, promoting conversations on self-expression, identity, and creativity.

The family-friendly day segment of the DRAW-A-THON, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a spectacular ensemble of art-making booths, live demonstrations, games, food stations, and art displays.

Attendees have the unique opportunity to draw alongside professional artists, try out new drawing tools, and learn about cutting-edge techniques and technologies. The event also provides a chance to interact with the TCA’s Artists-in-Residence, working in their summer studios located within the gallery.

Participating artists include local and resident artists like Kaori Takamura, Megan Driving Hawk, Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Bronwyn Dierssen, Bryson Bost, Philip Steverson, Edgar 8aha Fernandez, and Lamda Mayhra. Participating organizations include Xico Inc., Tempe Public Library, Tempe Community Arts / Edna Vihel Arts Center, and F.A.B.R.I.C. of Tempe.
As the sun sets, DRAW-A-THON transforms into an adult-centric event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring DJ music, a cash bar, and a lounge area with a picturesque lake view. Attendees can participate in a live model drawing session and enjoy an assortment of interactive games.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast or a science aficionado, DRAW-A-THON promises an enlightening, engaging, and entertaining experience for all. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into the world of drawing and creativity in a unique way.

For more information, visit tempecenterforthearts.com/gallery/draw-a-thon.