Monster Drawing Rally 2023

Live drawing event & fundraiser

Monster Drawing Rally 2023

Saturday, October 21, 2023
3:00-9:00 PM

The Lab

2948 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103

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Combining the energy of a monster truck rally with the creativity and brilliance of the Bay Area art community, Southern Exposure’s annual Monster Drawing Rally is a can’t-miss event. And this year it’s in person Saturday, October 21, 3-9 PM, at The Lab. The Monster Drawing Rally is an incredible afternoon of artmaking and fundraising where over 100 local artists create brand new work right before your eyes. As you spy on the creative process, you’ll see sketches, paintings, and collages morph into full-fledged artworks – immediately available for just $100 each. 

As part of our commitment to supporting artists, all participating artists have the option to receive up to a 50% commission of the sale, with remaining proceeds going directly to furthering our work at Southern Exposure.

Early bird bonus: The first 50 people to purchase tickets for our 2023 Monster Drawing Rally will receive a new, limited-edition print by acclaimed artist Cathy Lu, for free! Ticket purchasers after the initial 50 will have the option to add-on a print for $20.

DJs will be spinning music for drawing and dancing all afternoon long. Food and beer will be available to purchase. This family-friendly event is a celebration of the creativity and ingenuity of the Bay Area art community. A kids art-making table will be available for all the budding artists.

COVID protocols: Masking is optional; free masks will be provided.
Accessibility: The Lab is an ADA accessible venue. There are two gender-neutral bathroom areas with ADA accessible toilets. Main gallery is up one flight of stairs. Working elevator is operable at request. Seating will be provided. We will have two air purifiers operating in the space. A written description of the event is available. 
Getting there: Located on 16th St, just off Mission St, The Lab is close to BART and many MUNI bus lines. As The Lab does not own any parking, no dedicated parking is available for this event. 

For any additional requests or concerns around accessibility, please contact [email protected], and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please note that as this is a fundraising event, ticket purchases are non-refundable. Thank you for your support of Southern Exposure! For more information about our work, visit

Want to attend the event for free? Sign up to Volunteer here!

Ticket types:
Early Bird Tickets $20 Until Sept 21
General Admission $25
At-the-door Tickets: $30
All tickets are e-tickets

Add on
Limited-edition 2023 MDR riso-printed poster by Cathy Lu: $20



Updated as of 9/20/23

Jessalyn Aaland
Fredericko Alvarado
Anna Firth
Abby Banks
Jeremiah Barber
Pete Belkin
Kristen Brown
John Casey
C Cerruti
Gina Contreras
Torreya Cummings
Daryll Peirce
Ryan De La Hoz
Dilcia Giron 
Claire Dunn
E Dyer
M Eilo
Joey Enos
Kristin Farr
Chris Farris
Alex Fatemi
Adam Feibelman
Sienna Freeman
Renée Gertler
Jon Gourley
Paul Guzzetta
Michael Hall
Lauren Hartman
Carolynn Haydu
Lady Henze
Graham Holoch
Mary Kalin-Casey
Sabina Kariat
Dorian Katz aka Poppers the Pony
Mary Anne Kluth
Alma Landeta
Yujin Lim
Jessica Lin
Merryta Liu
Martin Malvar
Max Marttila
Justin Mata
Yoni Matatyaou
Michael McConnell
Brian McHugh
Jenna Meacham
Joe Melamed
Alan Miknis
Mareiwa Miller
Michelle Morby
Joshua Moreno
Kara Nelson Forest
Rhys Nguyễn
Mark Nobriga
Ella Noe
Miguel Novelo
Mitsu Okubo
Christo Oropeza
Erik Parra
Yulia Pinkusevich
Luis Pinto
Ferris Plock
Johanna Poethig
David Polka
Carissa Potter
Genevieve Quick
Kate Rhoades
Richie Rhombus
Stevie Rose
Kimberly Rowe
Alejandra Rubio
An-Rui Smith
William Smith
Nigel Sussman
Zachary Sweet
Charlene Tan
Alyson Thomas
Lauren Toomer
Chelsea América Torres
Helen Shewolfe Tseng
Kelly Tunstall
Isaac Vazquez Avila
Ben Vilmain
Cate White
Monique Wray
Jun Yang
Rochelle Youk
Haoyun Erin Zhao


Do you want to attend the event for free, receive a free drink ticket, and get a free Cathy Lu print? Sign up to volunteer at the event! We're seeking art handlers, ticket sellers/checkers, cashiers, bartenders, and general set up/load out support. 

Sign up to volunteer here.