The Art Space 86 Big Draw event is a free two-day event that will offer multiple drawing venues and social gatherings on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the love of drawing.  It is connected with the international drawing festival The Big Draw. At this event there will be opportunities for drawing contemporary and traditional architecture, coastal scenes, and majestic oak trees.  People are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and there will also be a community drawing wall at each location for kids of all ages to participate. An optional workshop led by Jerrod will be available during one of the sessions.  This event is sponsored by Tall Architects.  Mark and Madison Talley of Tall Architects will host a reception and drawing session at one of their recently completed projects and will give an insightful presentation about the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art designed by world renown architect Frank Gehry.



9am - 12pm  Ocean Springs Harbor - Optional drawing instruction from Jerrod during this session. $65 Contact Jerrod to register.

Lunch on your own. (This is a great time to explore downtown Ocean Springs and visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.)

2pm - 5pm  Tall Architects reception and open house (12405 Larue Rd. Vancleave, MS 39565)

7pm Group dinner at Mosaic in downtown Ocean Springs (optional and on your own)


8 - 11am  Washington Ave., downtown Ocean Springs

Lunch on your own

1 - 4pm  Ohr-O'Keefe Museum with presentation by Mark and Madison Talley of Tall Architects

Planning to join us? You don’t have to register, but we would love for you to let us know you are coming.

The Big Draw, based in the UK, is a visual literacy charity that promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. Launched in October 2000, The Big Draw Festival has encouraged over four million people back to the drawing board. The first Big Draw Festival in 2000 attracted 180 partner organisations. Since then, the number had risen to over 1,000, with over 400,000 people participating each year. What began as a one day celebration of drawing in October 2000 in the UK, is now an annual month-long festival of drawing across the world.  Their website is

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