Triangle area artists will be out in full force, just minutes away from your new house in the South Lakes new home community on April 21 and 22, as the annual Downtown event synonomous with Fuquay Varina Arts and Culture turns the main street in town into an outdoor studio of sorts as part of the fourth annual “En Plein Air Paint-Off.” .
Not only will area artists of all age levels (high school age through professionals) be encouraged to take part in this exciting outdoor competition, but in a tip of the cap to the town’s storied past, they will be painting landscapes of town landmarks that have proved historic over the years as part of the storied history of Fuquay Varina Arts and Culture.
Following each artists work being completed by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, they will be turned in for judging and shortly thereafter prizes will be awarded immediately following. A public auction in Downtown Fuquay Varina on Depot Street (next to Elliot’s Pharmacy) will then take place, where the pieces created throughout the two days can be purchased by enthusiasts of Fuquay Varina Arts and Culture.
In addition to having the opportunity to sell there work at the public auction and earn either a $500 prize for first place, $300 for second place, or $100 for third place, the top three winners will see their work become a part of the downtown landscape rich with the tradition of Fuquay Varina Arts and Culture. These paintings will each be reproduced and then enlarged to not only added to the current collection of public art, but then placed on vacant brick walls in the historic district of downtown area.
While The “En Plein Air Paint Off” is a celebration of the Fuquay Varina Arts and Culture that has always been such a large part of the community, it is just one of many outdoor community events showcasing the town’s beautiful, yet quaint, downtown area that you and your family can enjoy, just minutes from South Lakes.. For a full listing of all upcoming events visit www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com