Monster Drawing Rally 2019

July 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Museum’s popular Monster Drawing Rally returns for a fifth year of drawing under the summer stars! MDR is a drawing event and fundraiser featuring nearly 100 Portland-based artists. Part performance, part laboratory, part art bazaar, the Monster Drawing Rally is an incredible opportunity to watch some of your favorite Portland artists create original drawings from a blank page.

Free to attend! Bring the family!

The event begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum’s courtyard with a one hour Young Artists drawing round specifically showcasing local artists 17 and under, and is followed by three one-hour rounds that each feature approximately 25 different artists drawing simultaneously.

As drawings are completed, they are immediately made available for a flat price of $35 each. If more than one person wants to purchase a particular work, the winner will be determined by drawing straws.

Stop by the L’il Drawing Rally an area where kids and families are encouraged to sit down and draw.

Proceeds support free school and youth programs at the Museum.

Want to participate next year? Join the wait list.

Monster Drawing Rally 2019
Illustration by Mika Rane

Participating Artists

Youth Round

Penelope A., Joe B., Isabell B., Blair C., Maja E., Morgan E., Daisy G., Margot H., Avery H., Linus H., Hazel H., Zane H., Ewan K., Aliza L., Sydney L., Sophia M., Juliet M., Greer N., Haruki O., Fumiki O., Amelia R., Lucas R., Myrddyn U., Joeyy W., Reid W., Jackson W., Max Y., Ryker Y., Sophie


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.