Monster Drawing Rally

Saturday: Usually a private and solitary behavior, drawing becomes a public performance at Midway Contemporary Art’s eighth annual Monster Drawing Rally. More than 75 artists will pull out their pens and pencils and set to work in hourlong shifts, turning out imaginative sketches, high-octane doodles, 3-D fantasies and maybe some portraits, house plans or geometric designs. By evening’s end, hundreds of original drawings will be available for $35 each, with all proceeds going to support programming at Midway. Many of the Twin Cities’ leading talents will be on hand, including Josh Bindewald, whose screen print “Excavating, Extracting, Constructing, Manipulating, Displacing Matter and Beings” is shown here. A cash bar and food truck from Potter’s Pasties & Pies will fuel the affair. (6-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Av. NE., Mpls. midwayart.org.) Mary Abbe