VOLUNTEERING AT PLEDGE-A-SKETCH (NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE)

A few weeks ago I blogged about the NYC Pledge-A-Sketch event taking place on December 16 – 100 artists, sketching 100 portraits to raise $100,000 hosted by Art Square Times Square. After I blogged about it, I reached out to the good people over at Art Square about possibly volunteering at the event. Of course, I was excited when they said yes.

Although it was a rainy, gloomy Sunday, I wouldn’t have wanted to spend it any place else. Lots of artists and the general public came out in support of the event, which was held at the fabulous co-working space, Alley NYC. With walls covered in Keith Haring art and other colorful prints, Alley NYC is located on 7th Avenue between 37th and 38th.

Artists were commissioned to sketch portraits from photographs they received via email of people and/or pets and there were also walk-in commissions. It was unbelievable how many people came right off the streets of NYC to have their portrait sketched. It was a full house that included not only the artists and their human/furry subjects, but there were also opportunities to sit in on various presentations given by art world insiders and curators. Definitely a good time!!!

Please check out the Pledge-A-Sketch Tumblr page to see some of the AMAZING commissioned portraits.

Below are a few pics that I got of the artists working and my very own portrait done by Grace Mizrachi. How did she know that purple was my favorite color?

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