6th Annual 30-Day Drawing Challenge will be bigger than ever!

Comox  Valley Arts is excited to launch the 6th Annual 30-Day Drawing Challenge! Starting January 2, get out your pencils and join in!

This year we are anticipating a rise in international participation. We’ve had recent signups from Kenya, Belgium, UK, Brazil. It’s always fascinating to watch how our daily subjects are interpreted and expressed across different languages and cultures. We feel like this is an exercise in community building across nations, as artists come together to support and encourage one another. 

Who can join in the challenge? Anyone and Everyone! There are no entry fees, no qualifications, no rules, even… except to draw. Draw once a day (at least) for 30 days.

It’s a wonderful thing to do as a morning coffee project, or with your family as an after dinner project, or for homeschoolers as part of your art curriculum. If you’ve been “thinking” about getting back to art, this can be a great way to kickstart your creative flow. And for those who actively create art, it provides a launchpad for new ideas and inspiration by offering unusual subjects and opportunities to get out of your routine.

Drawing doesn’t have to be with pencil and paper, either. Last year we had participants who used photographs, quilting, poems and pottery, too! 

The entire purpose is to foster creativity and a sense of accomplishment. Even if you only do one day, it’s one day more than you’d done before. 

Much of the action takes place on social media – Facebook and Instagram in particular – however it is not a requirement to join in that way. It’s perfectly great to just draw for yourself, and never share with anyone! We do find, however, that a lot of folks really enjoy the sharing and feedback and find the group to be incredibly supportive and encouraging.

There are lots of ways to participate:

–          Sign up for the daily emails

–          Join the Facebook group

–          Start a fundraiser on Facebook

–          Share your drawings on Facebook or Instagram

–          Auction off your drawings

–          Don’t do any of those things, just draw for the heck of it.


The drawing calendar will be released on January 1, as always. It is available early, by donation, at any of our Drawing Drop-in locations – Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland Regional Libraries, Cornerstone Taphouse, and Second Page Used Books.

For complete info visit comoxvalleyarts.com/30ddc