NAU’s Beasley Gallery opens doors for another year of the Beasley’s Wall Draw Show (PHOTOS)

Sept. 12, 2019

For three weeks each year, the walls of the Beasley Gallery at NAU are more than just walls. They become the art.

Since 2010, the Beasley’s Wall Draw show has given staff, faculty, students and community members a chance to express themselves by allowing anyone who wishes to participate to paint an image on blank walls. This year, the tradition continues.

The walls are currently open for artwork, and aspiring artists are invited to come make their art before Sept. 26. During this time, participants may go to the Beasley Gallery, where they will be supplied with Japanese-style ink, given a brief rundown on how to use it and then be set free to draw whatever they choose. The one rule is that only the materials provided can be used on the walls, in order for all the drawings to look cohesive. 

At the end of the drawing period, there will be a reception to reveal the finished project and celebrate all who contributed. Last year’s Wall Draw drew more than 500 people and featured more than 1,000 drawings. Past years have had similar success, and coordinators expect this year’s event to be no different.

All inspiring artists are encouraged to head to the Beasley Gallery located in the Performing and Fine Arts Building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday? The reveal reception also will be held there from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Sept. 27. The event is free and materials are provided.

For more information go to or contact Christopher Taylor, the Beasley Gallery coordinator and lecturer in the School of Art, at