'Paint The Town'
Plein Air 5-Day Artist Invitational across Alpharetta!
John Guernsey, Professional 1st Place Winner
Paint the Town: Alpharetta Plein Air, 2021
Arts Alpharetta hosted it's first annual Paint the Town event — a fabulous plein air painting competition. A 5-day invitational began on May 18th with a workshop with artist Jill McGannon and several days of painting on location around the City of Alpharetta. The event culminated on Saturday, May 22nd with a Wet Paint Tent sale at the Alpharetta Farmer's Market, a Quick Draw competition and the opening reception and awards ceremony at the Alpharetta Arts Center that evening.
Over $3,000 in cash awards were given in 3 categories: Professional, Novice, and Quick Draw/Paint. Small works (studies) as well as larger pieces were on sale at Alpharetta Arts Center until May 29, 2021.
As part of the Paint the Town Celebration, 6”x6” pieces were set out for sale at the Alpharetta Farmers’ Market at the Arts Alpharetta Tent at Market Street Park at City Center in front of Alpharetta City Hall on Saturday, May 22 from 8:30 AM until 12 noon. Arts Alpharetta will use proceeds from all sales to fund two initiatives - Takeout Art, which supplies free art kits for children in our community and the Public Art Fund to support the lease of public art in partnership with the City of Alpharetta.
Proceeds from recent Paint The Town event has funded two Arts Alpharetta initiatives:
- Take Out Art — which supplies free art kits for children in our community
- Public Art Fund — supporting the lease of public art in partnership with the City of Alpharetta
Thank you Paint the Town Sponsors!
Kile and Mary Kennon Lewis
©2021 Arts Alpharetta