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Thursday, September 10, 2015

TONIGHT: Help the Cartoon Art Museum, at Night of 1000 Sketches

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

  • Richard Haick

The Cartoon Art Museum, soon to be dislodged from its current digs at 655 Mission, is hosting a fundraiser to make the move a little easier. (It’s the equivalent of buying animation fans a couple pizzas, basically.) But instead of cheese cubes with toothpicks stuck in them and Three-Buck Chuck furtively poured under a tablecloth to conceal the fact that it came from Trader Joe’s, the Museum is hosting Night of A Thousand Sketches.

Live music from Jethro Jeremiah & Friends will keep people moving as artists sketch all night long, celebrating 14 years of doodles and cels. (And don’t worry, there will be specialty cocktails.) The roster is a good cross-section of animation today, across the wider Bay Area and beyond, from Michael Capozzola (Surveillance Caricatures) and Elizabeth Beier (We Belong) to SF Weekly’s very own Fred Noland. Check out the full list of artists on the Facebook invite.

If they get 100 people to do 10 drawings each, that adds up to an even 1,000. So it’s not hyperbole, people. And at the suggested minimum of $10 per drawing, that’s no less than $10,000 dedicated to keeping a vital institution going, post-displacement. (That means a bigger Penske truck, with a lot more banker boxes.) Don’t sit at home in your sweaty, un-air-conditioned house on this last stretch of the heat wave, go watch the creation of a shit ton of art and buy some in the service of a worthy cause.

Night of a Thousand Sketches, Thursday, Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m., at the Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission., 415-227-8666.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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