By Kathy L. Collins

Ruskin’s 6th Annual Big Draw, which is a celebration of art and drawing, will be held this year on the same day as the International Day of Drawing, Saturday, October 5. The event will be held at the Firehouse Cultural Center located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin from 3 to 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Attendees will have lots of activities to engage in throughout the event. There will be drawing in new ways for all ages. Why not try to draw with light? How about going ahead and making photo-drawings in the darkroom?! You will not want to miss Draw to Music! You can also give a hand at making your own drawing tools!

There will be food and beverage vendors on site as well as music by DJ Seth Dugan of Doogie Entertainment from 4 to 6 p.m.. All of the events are made possible thanks to partners such as the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the SouthShore Arts Council, the Tampa Museum of Art and the Firehouse Cultural Center all working together to bring arts to the local community.

The Big Draw is an international event celebrating drawing and art all over the world. Locally, the Ruskin Big Draw was started in 2008 to celebrate the vision of the town’s namesake, John Ruskin, a Victorian artist and writer.

Nina Tatlock, volunteer member of the SouthShore Arts Council, Co-Director of the Big Draw Studios and member of the Firehouse Cultural Center’s Executive Board said, “The 2013 International Big Draw theme is Draw Tomorrow.” If you like to draw or appreciate the arts, then come out to the Ruskin Big Draw and take part in an exciting day of drawing.

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