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Quick Draw & Arts Festival

Start Date:
November 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
End Date:
November 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Ynez Valley

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Quick Draw event, where over 20 artists complete an original work of art within 60 minutes, the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association is collaborating with other organizations, businesses, restaurants, and wineries to offer an Arts Festival weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley! Friday, November 4 through Saturday, November 6, visitors will enjoy a variety of opportunities to discover the arts in the Valley. With something for everyone, participants will want to begin the weekend by picking up their free Quick Draw & Arts Festival wristbands, good for discounts or specials at participating locations, and printed guides, available at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature and the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, while supplies last. Plan ahead by visiting www.santaynezvalleyarts.org for the latest on all of the activities planned.

Highlights include a free, Friday evening reception at the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, the keystone 30th Quick Draw event, Saturday morning, held on the beautiful grounds of Flag is Up Farms, just outside of Solvang, and Sunday afternoon – a free closing artists’ panel and reception at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature. The printed guide is where visitors will discover where to find additional activities such as live music, art & craft fairs, Art Crawls, the “Art” of Wine Making, the “Art” of Sunday Brunch, and more. Be sure to check the website early to take advantage of hotels offering the “Art” of Valley Hospitality packages.

Flag is up Farms, home to Pat Roberts, a renowned sculpture artist and one of this year’s Quick Draw participants, and her husband Monty Roberts (the original Horse Whisperer) is the location for this year’s Quick Draw event. Opening at 10:00 am, guests can enjoy live music, browse the fine Art Walk, and peruse the Silent Auction before stepping into the virtual studios of over 20 renowned artists as they work to complete an original work of art within 60 minutes; starting with introductions at 10:30am and launching the Quick Draw at 11:00am. Each artist presents a unique style; from how they lay out their tools, to the medium they work, to the subjects they choose.  All of the featured artists have studied for years, had their work shown at prestigious galleries, museums, private collections, and won countless awards. This mastery of their medium is what allows them to create beautiful artwork in such a short period of time. Afterward, there will be a chance to take home the work, fresh off the easel, of a favorite quick draw artist as the highest bidder in a spirited live auction beginning at 12:30pm. Additional works from the Quick Draw artists will be for sale in the Featured Artists’ exhibition next to the silent auction.

This year’s Quick Draw features artists Vicki Andersen, Chris Chapman, Ken Christensen, Camille Dellar, Kevin Gleason, Mark Greenaway, Suzan Hamilton-Todd, John Iwerks, Gary Johnson, Jay Johnson, Renee Kelleher, George Lockwood, Joe Milazzo, Vel Miller, Donna Moser, sculptor Richard Myer, Karina Puente, Luis Ramirez, sculptor Pat Roberts, Ray Sevilla, Arturo Tello, and Jerry Vande Berg. Information about each artist and examples of their work can be found on the website: www.santaynezvalleyarts.org.

The Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association, a (501)(c)(3) non-profit, benefits the community through programs which include support for area arts students, free educational lectures for the community, affordable member shows and sales, and collaborations through a variety of outreach efforts to promote the arts and culture within the Santa Ynez Valley.

For more information go to www.santaynezvalleyarts.org or email info@santaynezvalleyarts.org

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