A great event is happening in my neighborhood this week: the 3rd annual Will Draw for Good. Each year artists come together for a grueling, all-day, don't-stop-'til-they-draw-enough, marathon to create drawings at your request in exchange for a charitable donation. This year's event, dubbed Will Draw for Smiles, will raise money for Smile Train which provides surgeries for children born with cleft lips and palates.
The event is organized and hosted by Carroll Gardens design studio, Orange You Glad and, for the first time, they are partnering with Planet Argon, a web development studio in Portland, Oregon so the West coast can get in on the action.
How does it work? You make a donation of $25 or more and tell them something that makes you smile. On October 3rd your drawing will be created in Brooklyn or Portland, live blogged on Tumblr and then put in the mail to you. You get art, a child gets a smile and an artist may get a blister.
If you're in Carroll Gardens on October 3rd, peek in the windows of Orange You Glad on Smith Street to see all the action. Maybe, like Mike Mulligan and Mary Ann, it will make them draw a little bit faster and a little bit better.
To participate → Will Draw for Smiles