Five Points Draw-A-Thon celebrates creativity

Artists taking part in Five Points Gallery's Draw-A-Thon on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Artists taking part in Five Points Gallery's Draw-A-Thon on Saturday, Feb. 1.

TORRINGTON — For the third year in a row, Five Points Gallery celebrated community creativity with its Draw-A-Thon.
For three days, starting on Friday, Jan. 31 and ending on Sunday, Feb. 2, the gallery’s Annex was the host to artists of all kinds, both young and old drawing and creating art.
According to a press release issued by the gallery, the instructions for the three-day event were “just bring your favorite drawing materials and your creativity!”
The gallery provided paper and drawing material for the artists and anytime anyone walked into the Annex throughout the event, you would find people drawing away in practically every space and corner of the gallery.
“I think an event like this brings the community together,”
Five Points Launchpad artist Jessica Fallis said. “It gives them space where they can create and interact with other people who are also interested in art. You get feedback on your work at an event like this.”
Fallis said that the goal of the Draw-A-Thon event was to bring art to the community.
“We want people to come into the Annex, draw art and interact with each other,” Fallis said. “Everyone who participates brings their style and interest. I think this is a very welcoming space to take time in.”
Fallis, a resident of Southington, has had a studio at the Five Points Launchpad for the past three years.
“Five Points is a great place to meet others interested in art and it has had a great impact on my work,” Fallis said.
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