Annual QuickDraw to be held April 27

Art for a Cause
Apr 17, 2013
Photo by: Stina Sieg QuickDraw, a benefit for art education in Haywood County, will be held April 27 at Laurel Ridge Country Club. Artists must complete a finished piece of work in an hour to the delight of those attending. Pictured is artist Jo Ridge Kelley.

Partner with artists for art in schools at the kickoff art event of spring from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Laurel Ridge Country Club Pavilion, in Waynesville. Renowned artists step outside the studios for education at QuickDraw’s annual fundraiser for art teaching and students.

Witness artists creating live while attendees watch, stroll, and absorb the creative energy that abounds during a timed QuickDraw live hour. Half challenge the clock to start-and finish- a painting. Teachers show off QuickDraw-funded student works.

After the intense creative hour, artists frame their piece, so attendees can bid on the fresh creations, ready-to-hang. Artists speak on the block at a spirited auction that lets attendees partner with artists for education, become their newest collector and chat with artists and friends at a meet-and-greet buffet.

As art buyer, sponsor or donor, attendees will partner with artists to make art teachers’ dream class projects a reality and provide college scholarships for artward-bound students. Since 2001, QuickDraw attendees funded $50,221 in classroom grants and $22,000 in scholarships.

For event schedule and downtown ticket outlets, visit The $50 ticket includes admission, quick draw hour, social, auction registration and hors d'oeuvres buffet. For further information, call 734-5747.