Paint the Town Art Auction and Gala
Mark your calendars for the 4th annual en plein air “Paint the Town" 2017!
Saturday May 6, 2017, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Artists are invited to paint a part of Downtown Cary’s history, culture and changing landscapes as well as scenic views from Cary’s Parks and Greenways. The public is welcome to visit with the artists to get a sneak preview of the art that will be in the auction. Call for Artists
Silent Art Auction & Gala
Friday, June 9, 2017, 6-8:30 p.m.
6-8:15 p.m. Silent Art Auction
7-8:30 p.m. Gala with live music and refreshments (cash bar available)
Free and open to the public.
2016 Award Winners (Juried Competition)
Judges were Chad Smith, contemporary artist from Durham, and portrait/landscape artist, Karen Lee Crenshaw, from the NC coastal region.
1st Place ($400): JJ Jiang, “New Neighbor”, watercolor
2nd Place ($300): Ryan Fox, “Cary Arts”, watercolor
3rd Place ($200): Dan Nelson, “Farmers Market Morning”, oil
People’s Choice Award ($100): Lyudmila Tomova, “Working on Saturday”, watercolor
Duncan Moore, “Festival”, oil
Galina Stockstill, “View from The Mayton”, oil
Lyudmila Tomova, “Market Jam”, watercolor
Highlights of 2016 Silent Art Auction & Gala
- Approximately 200 guests visited the Cary Arts Center for an evening of art, music, dancing and community enjoyment.
- The Jim McCann Jazz Project and Enrigo’s Italian Bistro of Waverly Place in Cary provided exceptional entertainment and delightful, savory fare
- $5,335 of artwork was sold during the silent auction; approximately $4,000 of total proceeds was paid directly to the artists
- 20% of the proceeds from the art auction ($1,067) were donated to the Town of Cary’s Relief for Recreation Scholarship Fund