Arts & Entertainment
Laurel Ridge Country Club
49 Cupp Lane, Waynesville
May 20, 2017
4:30 PM

QuickDraw 2017’s lively art fundraiser is slated for May 20 at Laurel Ridge Country Club. The evening includes a 60-minute quickdraw, demonstrator artists who chat with guests, a live art auction, Little Gems buy-it-now gallery, a teacher display of QuickDraw student art, and a buffet dinner with artists. All proceeds fund creative teaching projects for art teachers and college scholarships for art-related careers.

Art in an hour takes a long time to make. Artists plan and prep extensively to create original art during the quickdraw, challenging themselves in front of observers, against a stopwatch. Guests stroll and take in the spectacle of watching art develop before their gaze. The art is auctioned ready-to-hang, as artists personally describe the journey. With live music and a buffet dinner with artists, the event promises to inspire the imagination and let guests experience a window on creativity.

Long a rite of spring, QuickDraw offers an immersive experience into fine art creation, with thirty professional artists stepping up for 2017.The evening includes the signature quickdraw hour where artists work live, with half the artists racing a time clock to complete a fine art original work. A humorous auction follows with artists speaking on the block. Each participating artist offers an original, with half or more of the sale price Little Gems small works are available as “buy-it-now” options.

The event kicks off at 4:30 with auction registration and social, followed by a shotgun-start live art hour. Next is an auction preview social, live auction, with a meet-the-artists buffet by Laurel Ridge Chef Alton Terry. Tickets are $60, and the price includes entry ticket, auction registration, the live QuickDraw hour, and a buffet dinner. The auction features original artwork, the live QuickDraw originals, and a South African photo safari vacation . For the roster of artists and ticket outlets, visit www.WNCQuickDraw.com. With advance sales only, the event sells out so order early. For more information, call 828.734.5747.