AAAH, The Big Draw is back

Oct 12, 2016
Artwork by: Bridget Matros

Belfast — The Next All Ages Art Happening event at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., will be The Big Draw, direct from the United Kingdom. The U.K.-based event is celebrated around the world every October and returns to Waterfall Arts Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last year, around 400,000 people participated in this global doodle-fest, including dozens of families and artists in Belfast. Waterfall Arts’ Bridget Matros has designed activities that will appeal to everyone, from scribbling babies to professionals. She said the event is no art class with people sitting at tables drawing. It's going to be big … it's going to be silly … it's going to be over the top.

“If it's sunny, we’ll roll out some huge paper on the front lawn; and if it rains, we'll cover a studio in paper floor to ceiling,” she said. “Either way we’ll go for it!"

AAAH events are free (donations are always appreciated) and allow all sorts of people to get together for memorable, multisensory experiences. Each AAAH is a themed party packed with hands-on, creative activities for everyone. For more information, visit

Youth and Family activities at Waterfall Arts are supported by generous grants from the Kendel Kennedy Fund of the George and Ethel Kennedy Foundation, the Green Store, the Basil Burwell Foundation and the Mini Money Fund. The organization is supported by yearlong sponsors Cold Mountain Builders, All Creatures Acupuncture, Revision Energy and the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, stop by; visit; or call 338-2222.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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