Virtual! Drink & Draw August 2022

Old Abe the War Eagle

Creating a Character

Gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. We will be designing a character based on Old Abe, the legendary mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. This event is free of charge and open to anyone who registers. We will send you a link to join the event after you register.

Drink & Draw events are a longstanding tradition in the art community where people gather to draw in a welcoming environment without inhibitions. Although the events often coincide with happy-hour style programming, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcoholic consumption. Some of the best attended Drink & Draws are dry and we are just fine with that. If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please reach out to your local VA or the Veterans Crisis hotline.


Black and white photo of Old Abe, a bald eagle perched on a wooden dowel. The bird is photographed in profile and he is craning his neck to the left, with wings tucked.

Old Abe Collection – WVM Mss 34