I did a rare live gig last weekend for an event called “Twinsfest” in Minneapolis. It takes place in the dead of winter and features current and former players and coaches of the Minnesota Twins meeting and greeting fans, the selling of stuff and especially of ball park food and beverages, all at the (relatively) new Twins ballpark Target Field. No, it doesn’t happen on the field… that’s under about 3 feet of snow right now. Fortunately there are plenty of interior areas of the ballpark usually reserved for club members and corporate VIPs that were opened up to attendees. The event raises money for the Twins Community Fund, a charitable organization that does of lot of good work with youth programs and other worthwhile endeavors in the Twin Cities.
My buddy Jim Hungaski and I set up and drew Friday through Sunday, and were swamped most of the time. We worked on paper printed with “Twinsfest 2014” and also had preprinted caricatures of Twins superstar Joe Mauer and fan favorite Brian Dozier, so you could get “Drawn with Joe or Brian”. We charged cheap prices because of our arrangement with the Twins, except we were selling a “You drawn with Joe Mauer” that was autographed and authenticated with a special MLB sticker for $75, almost all of which went to the Twins Community Fund. Here are some pics:
A fan gets drawn with Brian Dozier
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