Paint Grand Traverse: Quick Draw Competition

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A great event for spectators! A Quick Draw is an exciting, two-hour competition for plein air painters working on location. 100 artists will compete for cash awards, and the competition will be immediately followed by a quick sale! Browse and buy fresh, new paintings by area artists as well as artists from across the country!

This year's event will be held at Crystal Mountain and the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and free chairlift rides are sponsored by Make it Benzie County!

Event Program

1:00-3:00pm: artist check-in

1:30-2:00pm: painting activity for kids and families (pre-registration required, see below)

3:00-5:00pm: watch artists painting live at select areas throughout Crystal Mountain and the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and enjoy free chairlift rides courtesy of Make it Benzie County.

5:00-6:30pm: live music and refreshments

6:30pm: awards presentation

6:45-8:30pm: quick sale

Painting Activity for Kids

Children of all ages and their parents can take part in their own paint out. Join the Crooked Tree Art Center and Crystal Mountain in creating a unique watercolor landscape. Held on the Lodge Lawn at Crystal Mountain, near the Crystal Clipper from 1:30-2:30pm.

$10 per person includes design and all materials.

Space is limited. Register at the Park at Water’s Edge 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

Artist Registration

Registration is now closed!

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