Los Olivos Quick Draw and Art Festival
Featured artists put their talents on display at the 27th Los Olivos Quick Draw.“Create art in 60 minutes or less.” That is the challenge issued to participants of the annual Los Olivos Quick Draw. This year’s event will mark the 27th time established artists will be invited to shrink their creative process into an hour.
Speed isn’t the only factor that makes the Quick Draw an interesting event however; there’s also the added pressure that the artists must work in front of an audience.
Creating a high quality piece of art while working patiently in a private studio is one thing, but creating a quality piece in an hour while a crowd looks over your shoulder is something else entirely.
Though it is called the Quick Draw, the 23 artists featured in this year’s event work in various specialties including painting, sculpting and drawing.
Fall in love with a particular piece? Not to worry, all the artwork is for sale at a live auction that takes place once the pieces have been completed. The auction gives audience members the rare opportunity of purchasing a piece they saw created from start to finish.
Though the Quick Draw is the main event, the art festival that follows it is an excellent experience by itself. The festival includes an art walk where artists and artisans can sell pieces. There will also be live musical performances throughout the day.
The event is organized by The Artist Guild of Santa Ynez Valley, a nonprofit organization that helps promote and support local artists. So support the arts, and maybe find a new favorite conversation piece at this one-of-a kind event.
Date: Saturday, August 17th
Time: 10am to 6pm
Location: Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos
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