MAL Offers Statewide Art Event

Oct 2 2019 /

The Mispillion Art League (MAL) presents The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE sponsored by Bayhealth.  This festival takes place during the month of October, offering over 50 activities and classes suitable for artists and non-artists, families, and kids throughout the state of Delaware. The Festival is part of an international annual event taking place in over 25 countries and involving more than 500,000 participants.

The aim of the Festival is to encourage community members to participate in art-making and enjoy the benefits of self-expression and creativity using a multitude of mediums. There will be drawing activities for all skill levels, photography classes, painting classes, and sandcastle making. In October, folks will be making chalk art on the street, painting a mandala on the Mispillion Art League building, crafting origami birds, sketching dancers and actors in costume, taking photographs with light, learning to create wicked zombie makeup for Halloween, and much more.  

Participating with MAL are Jerry’s Artarama in Newark, Milton Arts Guild, Rehoboth Art League, DAC (Developing Artist Collaboration) in Rehoboth, Gallery 107/Nanticoke River Arts Council, and Downtown Dover Partnership to bring these and other exciting art opportunities to our surrounding communities. The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE news and events are posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thebigdrawde2019 and at https://www.mispillionarts.org/big-draw-de/, and on Delaware Scene’s online calendar.

First Big Draw Event

We are always sad to see the end of the Milford Farmers’ Market, but this year the Mispillion Art League (MAL) will be hosting the first The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE Saturday event! Kicking off in downtown Milford on October 5th from 9 am-1 pm, “Farmer’s Market” Saturday has something for everyone. Bring the whole family for free activities – paint pumpkins for Halloween, join our Community Canvas painting activity, leave your handprints all over the Art League, help us paint a mandala on the Art League building, and write an uplifting postcard to a stranger with the Postcard Connection.

Take It To The Street

For the second Saturday of The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE, October 12 from 10 am-2pm, the Mispillion Art League (MAL) will be hosting giggly-fun free events for everyone. We are closing Park Avenue in Milford so that we can have Street Feet Painting (yup, your feet!), a giant Chalk Walk, and Sand Castle building. All are free, family-friendly events for ages 4 and up. We will also continue to work on the Community Mandala Mural that was started on Oct. 5; come out and paint on our building! Two classes will be taking place in the Art League annex for $10/person each class: Pumpkin Pour and Painting Shoes. Visit www.mispillionarts.org to sign up for the paid classes.

Art In The Park

For the third Saturday of The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE, October 19 from 10 am-2pm, the Mispillion Art League (MAL) will be hosting more free events for everyone. Don’t think you can draw? Try your hand at Scribble Art. Love sketching outside? There will be an Art Trail on the Riverwalk starting from MAL with clues leading you to the next sketch opportunity. We will also be sketching at the wonderful Vinyard Shipyard. Work continues on the Community Mandala Mural that was started on Oct. 5; come out and paint on our building. All are free, family-friendly events. For all you photographers, sign up at www.mispillionarts.org to take a Photo Safari around Silver Lake with Gerasio Ruiz, Jr.

Let Your Imagination Run

The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE Saturday. October 26 from 10 am-2pm, the Mispillion Art League (MAL) will be hosting our last free creativity events. Explore blind contour drawing, origami bird making, trace your body and create a portrait, and make a Halloween mask at MAL. Or get out and fill a sketchbook with all the wonders to be discovered at the Milford Museum. We will also continue to work on the Community Mandala Mural that was started on Oct. 5; come out and paint on our building. All are free, family-friendly events. There will also be one more Senior (50+) Art Workshop on October 25 – sign up at www.mispillionarts.org.

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