QuickDraw tickets on sale

Apr 09, 2014
Photo by: Jessi Stone FIRST TICKET – Waynesville Town Manager Marcy ONieal (center) kicks off QuickDraw ticket sales buying her ticket to QuickDraw’s May 17 art benefit for teachers. With Ms. ONieal are Helen Henry and Sarah Jane League of the Quick Draw committee.

Tickets for Waynesville’s 13th annual QuickDraw are on sale now.

QuickDraw’s lively art-while-you-watch event and auction combine an entertaining window upon the creative process and a fun way to help art teachers inspire students. This year’s event has a new date, Saturday, May 17, 2014, some new features from the artists and new artist faces.

Up to 40 professional artists set up studios in one location to create original art on the spot as guests watch and marvel. Many artists volunteer to race against a 60-minute time clock in a traditional quickdraw while other artists demonstrate their techniques on an original work in progress.

After the timed quickdraw, the art is auctioned in a live auction which benefits art initiatives in schools and funds college scholarships. In addition, there is a silent auction for additional art mediums and a buffet dinner. This entertaining event draws area visitors and art fans to watch and meet prominent regional artists hailing from across Western North Carolina.

QuickDraw 2014’s live-art evening for education will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville.

Tickets are available by advance sales only and are $50 each. Buy online with PayPal or credit card at wncquickdraw.com. Buy in person with cash or check at Gallery 86, Great Smokies Creations, Hazelwood Soap Co., and Mahogany House in Waynesville, 310 ART Gallery/River’s Edge Studio in Asheville and Polly’s Florist in Canton.

In addition to cash and check, credit card sales are available in person or via phone with VISA or MasterCard, at Cedar Hill Studio, 828-421-6688, Robin Blu, 828-246-9697 or Teresa Pennington Gallery, 828-452-9284 in Waynesville.

For more information visit wncQuickDraw.com or call 828-456-6495 or 828-734-8068.