In December 2008 Midway held its first ever Monster Drawing Rally, a benefit event involving over 50 Minneapolis / St. Paul artists. Midway's three galleries were cleared to hold a series of tables where participating artists drew live in front of attendees. Upon completion, each drawing was hung on the wall and available for purchase (first come, first serve) for a flat price. The idea for the Monster Drawing Rally originated with Southern Exposure in San Francisco.
Special thanks to the artists, volunteers, sponsors, and all those who helped make the Drawing Rally possible!
Chris Osgood, guest emcee
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Sponsors: 318 Café, Big Top Liquors, Driessen Water I, PENCO, Pepin Heights Orchards, Schells Brewery
Artists: Luke Aleckson, Nate Anderson, Shea Bartel, Gary Batzloff, Heather Bren, Ernest A. Bryant III, Betsy Byers, Jennifer Danos, James Dayton, Allegra Denton, Mitchell Dose, Kris Douglas, Pete Driessen, Andy Ducett, Welles Emerson, John Fleischer, Isa Gagarin, John Gaunt, John Grider, Brett Gustafson, Emily Hadland, Noah Harmon, Randy Hartten, Jay Heikes, Val Jenkins, Brian Jorgenson, Bethany Kalk, David Lefkowitz, Rick Love, Janet Lobberecht, Matt McAuliffe, Kirk McCall, Derek Miller, Kristina Mooney, Michael Mott, Suzanne Murphy, Todd Norsten, Natasha Pestich, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Melba Price, Tim Roby, Chad Rutter, Justin Schaefer, Justin Schlepp, Josi Severson, Emily Sheehan, Joe Smith, Andrea Stanislav, Scott Stulen, Bruce Tapola, Oakley Tapola, Tectonic Industries, Aaron Van Dyke, Megan Vossler