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This was an interesting conversation I just had on the Drink and Draw facebook page and I decided to repost it here for a few  reasons.

Firstly, the very idea that total strangers can get together and share something as private and personal as art is mind boggling and that in some way, Dave, Dan and I have facilitated that conversation makes me very proud. So I wanted to blow our horns a little bit for creating a "scene" as it were. It was never our intention but we are happy to take the credit for it, especially if it gets us free booze. Which we love. Hint, hint.

Secondly, as an expanding social event there are going to be lots of people coming to a Drink and Draw event for the first time. All in all, I think this is amazing and should be encouraged. But anytime a new person joins a group or enters a gathering as an outsider, there are going to be preconceptions and expectations. And while that's understandable, it's not really the point of Drink and Draw. In fact, I think preconceptions and expectations are not only antithetical to Drink and Draw in particular, but to all Art in general and should be left at the door.

Lastly, Drink and Draw has become huge. Way bigger than just the three of us drawing on cardboard in the corner of the bar. There are chapters all over the world and they are all different. As founders, we've never set any kinds of rules, made any kind of profit or tried to control anyone's experience. It would be ridiculous to even try and completely outside our personalities. So the quality of the any Drink and Draw event comes down to the individuals present. It's really up to all of you.

So have fun. Draw. Drink. Make art or even just enjoy being around art as it is made. But remember that no piece of art exist until you make it and experiences are the ultimate form of art, so make them good ones.

Jeff(Hondo)Johnson

PS- Dan, Dave and I don't really expect any kudos for putting the tribal joy of drawing back into the world, since that was just a bi-product of our awesomeness and happened mostly by accident, but we will never turn down a free drink. Good stout beer and whiskey for me and Dave and something girly for Dan, like a Cosmo or a Bay Breeze, will do the trick.
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This is a group for the founders, members and transient contributors to The Original Drink and Draw Social Club. Located in Los Angeles California, we sometimes take to the road, and have been known to bring stray artists into the fold for a drink, a draw and so much more. Pull up a chair and a pint.

Come on out to Casey's Irish bar Thursdays if you are in LA. Thats 613 S. Grand ave Los Angeles Ca 90017.

Cheers,
The Mismanagement
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
do you have to drink alcohol to join this club lol
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johnsonverse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
No. You don't have to drink. You just have to come on down to Casey's in LA and hang out and draw. Drinking is always an option though. There are also D-N-D chapters all over the world if LA is too far. The art we put up is stuff that we while all hanging out.
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Not at all!  You're welcome to join!
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
oh hey thanks for replying but you're a little late. i've been an active member of this group for several months since i asked that question.
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ARTurkel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
nope ;)
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
ok! i'd like to join.
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darkskythe1979 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is Drink n Draw canceled this week 9/27/2012 do to the Bar being closed for filming?
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darkskythe1979 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just got a new scanner already scanning my drink n draw sketches yeah!!!!!
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POPEvonDOOM Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad to be in the group, if i could make my way down to L.A for a drink i would (Y)
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
;)
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