Calling All Artist to Southport 2nd Annual PAINT THE TOWN Plein Air Paint Out


SOUTHPORT, NC Feb. 5, 2015 – Calling All Artist to Southport, North Carolina: The historic City of Southport is celebrating world-class art in a hometown atmosphere with its second annual two-day PAINT THE TOWN Plein Air Paint Out.

Southport’s Department of Tourism invites artists to participate in this exciting OUTDOOR event. PAINT THE TOWN is sponsored by the City of Southport as a way to support artists in our area and bring public art to our community.

Southport Paint the Town Plein Air Paint Out

All ages are welcome in the following categories: drawing/pastels; oils/acrylics; and watercolor. The event will take place on April 24th & 25th, 2015. Several new events have been added to this year’s paint-out.

On Friday, April 24, the public is invited to attend a “Meet the Artist Reception”, come meet the plein air artists and view their art, which will be available for purchase during that time. Reception beginnings at 6:00 pm, come early, space is limited.

Also new this year is the first “Art Newton” Plein Air People’s Choice Award, with the goal of bringing attention to local Plein Air Southport artist, Art Newton. The public is invited to participate in this award by casting their vote for the best work of art during the WET PAINT sale on Saturday.

A WET PAINT sale will be held on Saturday from 4:00 until 5:00 on the lawn of the Fort Johnston – Southport Museum and Visitors’ Center located at 203 E. Bay, behind the NC Maritime Museum.  Artists will offer original works to be purchased that was created during the two day event.
The public is invited to stroll our streets and watch as each artist turns a blank canvas in to a “one of a kind” piece of Southport art. Art enthusiasts will have a chance to take home one of these treasures in what we feel will become a collection that will be revered for many generations to come.

Artists are encouraged visit www.cityofsouthport.com to register online. No registration fee required.

For more information contact Cindy Brochure at cindy_brochure@southportnc.org or (910) 523-6124.