Artists race the clock during annual QuickDraw

Proceeds fund local arts students
May 18, 2014
Artist Susan Lingg finishes up one of her watercolors during the QuickDraw.

The 13th annual QuickDraw, one of the largest benefits for the arts in Haywood County, was rife with talent once again this year.

Artists in mediums from oil painting to sculpting, jewelry making to illustration, were given only 60 minutes to come up with a piece of original art, which was created right in front of a large audience at the Laurel Ridge Country Club Saturday evening. When it was all finished, the art was up for sale at the lively silent auction.

Each year the event is organized by a unique partnership of artists, volunteers, and teachers who are committed to enriching the art experiences of children in our public schools. Artists are invited to participate and donate half or more of their auction price to the cause.

Proceeds from the event provide funds for art education in the public schools and award scholarships for graduating seniors to pursue art-related studies.

Since 2002 QuickDraw has funded over 18,000 art experiences in the elementary population alone not including elective courses in middle and high schools.