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"Draw til You Drop 2018" Call for artists & sponsors

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"Draw til You Drop 2018" Call for artists & sponsors


Ever wanted to make art all day? With an audience and live music to entertain you and good food to sustain you? Well, now’s your chance!

Join the party at this FUNdraiser for the Arts Council of Mendocino County and Art Center Ukiah. There is a twelve-hour minimum commitment and sponsorship requirement for participating artists. Participation is also open by sponsoring one of these art marathoners.

Draw til You Drop 2018 – April 21 – til ???
(who knows when it will end?)

DtYD will be held at the Ukiah Senior Center, (495 Leslie St. in Ukiah) this year & will be a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Mendocino County & Art Center Ukiah

???? Will you be there MaKiNg ARt with us ????

Draw = Make Art in this event…anything without fumes, noise &/or flying objects that might disturb your neighbors will work…Paint, Crochet, Collage, Sew, Felt, Clay…or some variety thereof.
We’ll start ArTing at 10 am, Saturday morning. There will be timed breaks that we’ll all take together. Instead of taking 5 minutes after each hour, many of them will be combined, so that we can work 3 hours straight, then have 15 or 20 minutes for dinner break. You can take bathroom breaks as needed, or wander to other artists tables during work time – but only if you take a portable drawing book with you (I’ll provide a few of them!) & work while you can!!!

All meals, lots of snacks & drinks will be provided while you work. Good live music by several local players will happen at various times throughout the day & night & some poetry reading to inspire us!

What do YOU need to DO????

A very important part of our job here is to find SpOnSoRs!!! Each participant must have a minimum of $15. per hour (or $180. in flat rate donations) in sponsorship before the event begins. Remember, this is the minimum – we’re doing this for FUN & FUND-raising!

Sponsors can be signed up by asking friends, family, students, teachers & co-workers or businesses you frequent, in person, by phone, email or on Facebook. You may be pleasantly surprised just how many people will donate to support YOU because you’re excited about & committed to making art for many many hours, or they may donate to support the Arts Council because they love it that they send artists into schools all over the county – or BOTH!!! All donations are tax deductible & we’ll send the tax ID # to those who donate.

Any sponsors who want to write you a check or donate cash when they sign up before the event will make our collection job easier. IF you know how many hours you plan on ARTing, giving checks to you may be the simplest way. BUT – since the majority of sponsorship is per hour – we will be contacting them directly BY EMAIL following the event. We’ll send them a picture of you in action!

Any Checks can be written to: ACMC

SO – we need emails of sponsors who haven’t donated in advance!

If they don’t send in payment, by check or paypal in a couple of weeks after emails, we’ll follow-up with a call, so phone #s should be collected, too.

Sign people up to pledge (either per-hour or lump sum) to donate as your sponsor. It’s easy – Just carry your sign-up sheet with you & talk with excitement about your art-making plans &/or announce it on Facebook or send an email to your friends & family – they’ll love it!
Many people who come to watch will donate or pledge to sponsor participating artists – BUT – Sponsorship of a minimum of $15.per hour is required before the start of the event. That’s what will make it a successful fundraiser for the Arts Council.

Please bring your sponsor sheets, with all phone & email info, with you!!! We’ll be making copies & returning one to you to have at your table. This will make it easier for ACMC when the pledges come in, since many people forget to write the artist’s name on their check…we’ll know who they’re sponsoring.

Commit to 12 hour minimum participation. I hope YOU can set the new record! Making your art in the fine company of other visual & performing artists is inspiring & always lots of fun for you & our visitors!!!

Choose one piece (large or small) that you’ve worked on at DtYD to donate as a prize to the person who Drops last.
There are prizes for ALL who last 24 hours & more for the 3 artists who draw the longest & the 3 artists who raise the most sponsor donations

Please let me know if there’s questions you have that aren’t covered here.
!!! Looking forward to working with you to make art while raising $$$ for the Arts !!!

Elizabeth Raybee


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