When last did you have a really great night out and all for a good cause? Johannesburg’s biggest art fund raising event, Night of 1000 Drawings, is being held on 16 November and it’ll be even more of a jol than last year. The theme for collecting donations for 2017 has been, Bring Your Art, but now it’s time to bring yourself (and your friends and family).
The 1000 Drawings volunteer committee have been in full swing this year mobilising people to create art for charity. “Now we’re focusing on pulling together an awesome event,” says Kelly McGillivray, owner of theSQUAD Creative Events, “We’ll have unique art on offer, a big party, raise money for charity, and celebrate the regeneration of inner-city Joburg.”
The event will be held at Number 1 Eloff Street, Hangout Jozi on Thursday 16 November. Tickets are available from Quicket at R100 per head; or R120 at the door. Anyone interested in art will love the doodles, photos, embroidery, mosaics, pewter - donations of all kinds - all on sale for R100 a piece.
The Night of 1000 Drawings event is made unique by being a celebration of Johannesburg and the passion of its citizens, as witnessed by the thousand die-hard people who pitched up in the pouring rain last year. But if you need more enticement, there’ll be live music, food trucks and a full bar service for those on a liquid diet. The artist line up is a one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza featuring Percy’s Perseverance, Go Barefoot, African Rhythm and the incredible Samthing Soweto, with NomiSupasta as Master of Ceremonies.
We look forward to seeing you there and encourage people to please buy tickets online before the event to avoid queues. All proceeds from the tickets and the art sales go to the Bjala Foundation and Streetlight Schools.
About: Night of 1000 Drawings
South Africa's biggest, one night only, inner-city art exhibition and sale to raise funds for education. 1000 Drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause.
Contact: Kelly McGillivray / Toni Rothbart