Fuquay-Varina En Plein Air Paint-Off

Event Details

Fuquay-Varina En Plein Air Paint-Off

Time: April 21, 2017 at 12pm to April 22, 2017 at 8pm
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
Street: 108 Raleigh St
City/Town: Fuquay-Varina
Website or Map: http://www.fuquay-varinadownt…
Phone: 919-552-0848
Event Type: paint-off, &, auction
Organized By: Fuquay-Varina Downtown Assoc.
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2017

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Event Description

Artists: Find application link at this website-


Event Information:

Dates:  Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 (Rain Date: April 28 – 29)

Location: Fuquay-Varina’s historic downtown districts

Artist Check-In : (You get to choose your start date/time) *This is NOT a timed event

Friday, April 21: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM   OR   Saturday, April 22: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

*Check-in will take place at our office located at 108 Raleigh Street. You will draw your location (an area will be defined) at random.

*Artists can paint for as long as they want including any touch-up’s before turning in the FINAL completed painting on Saturday at 4:30 PM. Artists may paint more than one piece but must choose only one for judging. **Donations of additional pieces are gratefully accepted and will be used in a live auction during Dinner on Depot Street to benefit FVDA to support our mission for Downtown.


Event Agenda:

April 21 – Noon to April 22 – 4 PM:   Painting time.   You do not have to paint the entire time.  It is up to you!

April 22 – 4:30 PM:  *Bring your finished painting to the old Elliott’s Pharmacy building located at 202 S. Main Street

April 22 – 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM:  Painting will be judged

April 22 – 5:30 PM: Reception and public viewing on Depot Street (beside Elliott’s)

April 22 – 6:30 PM: Winners Announced;   Public Auction begins on Depot Street



To Apply ~ Please Complete The TWO Step Process

  • Fill out the application – HERE
  • Send in 3 samples of your work to HERE

    *Important – In subject line enter your name, followed by “painting samples”.  EX.  John Doe painting samples.   Your application is not completed without this step.   We will not review any applications without samples.



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

Live Auction
Don’t miss the fun on April 22 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 will 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 2017 contest!

Public Art
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


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Comment by Scott Boyle -admin on February 21, 2017 at 10:03pm

Thanks Rachel for posting!!

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