Joy at Joziburg Lane: Night of 1000 Drawings

It was a dark and stormy night, and yet… 1422 people turned out to support 1000 Drawings on Thursday 10 November at Joziburg Lane. During South Africa’s biggest art-for-charity event people ate, drank, danced and more importantly, bought doodles – raising almost R100 000 for charity.

The 2016 #GiveADoodle Campaign resulted in an amazing 6582 doodles being donated and put on sale for R100 at Night of 1000 Drawings. The event focused on the art but those looking to party were not disappointed. Three bands performed, two DJ’s spun the decks, and for the foodies there were 12 unique food vendors on site offering everything from artisan pizza to delectable seafood.

Other popular side shows were artist Stefan Smit painting live, Anthea Moys doing an interactive portrait exchange as well as a live tattoo artist working his vivid magic. Not forgetting the amazing support of the 52 volunteers helping on the night, looking fabulous in their 1000 Drawings t-shirts donated by Sharpie.

1000 Drawings operates from the heart. Thanks to the generosity of the Jozi people, suppliers and volunteers, a portion of the money raised will be going to Streetlight Schools. Last year they built new classrooms with the money we raised and we look forward to seeing them progress even further in 2017.

Kelly McGillivray

Editorial Note:

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

Email: info@1000drawings.co.za

Website: http://johannesburg.1000drawings.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1000drawings

Twitter: @1000drawingsjhb

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1000DrawingsJozi

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