The month-long all-city festival The Big Draw L.A. is happening throughout October and across the city, offering free drawing sessions and prompts at some of L.A.’s most intriguing public spaces. Today’s event is the largest of the initiative, as Make Your Mark in the Park fills the lawns of Grand Park with literal Sunday painters amid a sea of sharpened pencils and eager sketchpads. Ryman Arts students will be on hand for guidance, and this free event also includes music and of course food trucks. Bonus/warning, the CicLAvia route goes right by Grand Park, so adjust your perspective and mode of transportation accordingly.
Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown; Sun., Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free. (213) 629-2787; rymanarts.org.