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10,000 attend festival of creativity The Big Draw in Barcelona

23 workshops offered inspiration to the Sunday crowds in the international drawing festival


23 October 2017 01:34 PM


ACN | Barcelona

This Sunday the Picasso Museum in Barcelona celebrated the city´s eighth edition of The Big Draw, with more than 10,000 people taking part in 23 workshops set up by artists, photographers, illustrators, architects, and designers, spread throughout the Borne neighbourhood in the center of the Catalan capital.

The Picasso Museum’s director, Emmanuel Guigon called the event a “festival of creativity, imagination and coexistence between generations.” The Big Draw is a charity oriented towards artistic education, which promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and creation.

Taking place in around 25 countries, The Big Draw emerged as a cultural initiative in the colder climes of London, and is promoted and organized in Barcelona by the Picasso Museum.

The Big Draw also manages various initiatives throughout the year including collaborative research projects, campaigns, and educational conferences. The charity operates under the motto that “drawing changes lives,” and through its events and projects aims to demonstrate the various benefits something as simple as drawing can have in one’s life. It is the biggest drawing festival in the world. 


  • A participant in one of The Big Draw's creative workshops (by ACN)

  • A participant in one of The Big Draw's creative workshops (by ACN)