NWI, the Region, and the Chicagoland area is home to a huge creative community. We'd like to invite the creatives, and the community out for our Drink and Draw event.
18th Street's Drink and Draw is a fun way for creatives to get out of the house, show their work, meet other artists and fans, and become acquainted with possible buyers in an open and unbiased environment.
-How does it work for artists?
Do you like to draw, or paint, or decoupage? Come in and make some art while enjoying great beer (or craft cocktails, or soda or water). If you would like, hang what you have created on our display wall to show and sell during the event- there is no commission- you keep all money from the sale. It is a great way to show your work to a whole new audience, gain some new fans, and maybe make some money.
Have premade work? Bring it in a portfolio to show off. We want to keep the display wall open for art that is made at the Drink & Draw. Also make sure to bring business cards to hand out to anyone interested in your work.
If you want to just come in and enjoy a beer and sketch- then hell yeah, we'd love to have ya.
There is no sign up, no paperwork, no fees, no jury, just show up and do your thing.
-How does it work for the public?
Come in and see art being created right before your eyes. If you see something you like you can talk directly with the artist about purchasing it on the spot. Or, maybe you have been wanting a piece of art for your living room- now you have a room full of artists that you can talk to about what you would like.
Sounds great, right? It's because it is!