Fuquay-Varina Downtown is bringing the arts to Fuquay-Varina with their annual En Plein Air artist extravaganza event! The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club is honored to be sponsoring artist Ann Lawtey for this years event.
En Plein Air paint-off is an exciting OUTDOOR event, sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown as a way to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets. The 2016 En Plein Air Paint-Off will take place on April 15th and 16th where our area’s most talented painters will compete, En Plein Air (in the open air).
A contest of skills will challenge each artist to create an original painting of Fuquay-Varina Downtown’s historic landscape.
A public auction will be held on April 16th for these original masterpieces depicting landscapes of historic Fuquay-Varina. This is the chance for art lovers and F-V fans to take home one of these treasures in what we feel will become a collection that will be revered for many generations to come. Rain date is April 22-23.
For Art Lovers
This event will be a must attend! For two days you can stroll around downtown Fuquay-Varina and watch some of the area’s top artists bring our downtown landscape to life! Be sure to stay for the auction so you can take a part of historic downtown home with you!
Public can catch a glimpse of artists painting: Friday 1:30PM until dark; Saturday 8am until 3:30
Don’t miss the fun beginning at 6pm. You will have a chance to meet the artists and view the beautiful paintings. At 7pm a spirited auction will be held on Depot Street where community and triangle area art patrons can go head to head as they bid to take home one of these one-of-a-kind works of art! Be one of the very few that can say “you have an original” from the 2016 contest!
The top three winners’ paintings will be reproduced and enlarged. They will be placed on vacant brick walls in our historic districts. They will be added to the current collection of public art, organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc.