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Downtown Appleton to host painting competition


Remember, there are no mistakes — just happy little accidents.

Whether you’re a dabbler or a master just waiting to be discovered, Downtown Appleton requests your presence for a little bit of friendly, artistic competition.

“Downtown Creates” will return to Downtown Appleton on Aug. 21, and this month, a plein-air style paint-out competition is on the menu.

All are welcome. Painting will begin at 9 a.m. Artists must complete their pieces by 6 p.m.

Paint-Out artists can choose to be in either the “In It to Win It” or “Just for Fun” competitions. Each level has their own series of prize opportunities. “Just for Fun” will have a first and second place People’s Choice Award of $50 selected by the public. Voting will take place on the Appleton Downtown Inc. Facebook page from Aug. 24 to Aug. 29.

Artists who register for “In It to Win It” will compete for a  $500 cash prize. The winner will be decided by apanel of judges that Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Second- and third-place finishers will go home with $250 and $100, respectfully. 

“In It to Win It” participants go to a public vote. The People’s Choice winner will receive $75. 

Artists must pre-register by Aug. 17 to reserve their spot in the Paint-Out competition. There is no cost to participate, although artists must supply their own paint and any other materials needed. 

ADI will supply the artist each with a 16×20 canvas panel and easel if needed. 

On the day of the event, all artists need to check in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to receive their assigned location and judging number. All of the masterpieces will remain out on the sidewalks until 7:30 p.m. for the community to enjoy.

Load up your pthalo blue, titanium white and click here to register. 

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