National Building Museum | BIG DRAW

By East City Art Editorial Team on April 16, 2024

Sat, April 20 2024 — Sat, April 20 2024

Image: courtesy National Building Museum


Saturday, April 20 from 10am-4pm

The National Building Museum hosts BIG DRAW, a free day-long festival that invites visitors to discover the world we design and build through drawing. The event is a complement to the Museum’s recently opened long-term exhibition Building Stories that explores the world of architecture, engineering, construction, and design through the lens of children’s books. Caldecott Medal award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay, who has a special gallery within Building Stories, will engage with visitors and will lead two drawing workshops using the Museum’s historic home to teach visitors how to understand scale and perspective. Throughout this day of drawing, visitors of all ages can engage in quick drawing prompts, contribute to a community mural, contribute to Positive Chalk’s “Chalk Walk,” and attend lightning talks with engineering, architecture, and design professionals who will share how drawing is used as a tool to create. Visitors are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks or use materials provided by the Museum.

The Big Cheese food truck will be located outside the Museum on G street all day to satiate hungry artists.

BIG DRAW is free with registration register here

National Building Museum 401 F Street NW.