Mission festival looking for quick-draw artists (no firearms involved)

Are you an artist? Can you create a project in less than one hour? Can you handle the pressure of working in front of a live audience? If your answer to all of those questions was a resounding ‘yes,’ then Mission has just the place for you to perform next month.

arts-and-eats-2008-logo1A new attraction of the Mission Arts & Eats Festival will be a “benefit draw” in which artists create an original work in one hour while festival-goers watch. The works will then be put up for bid in a silent auction. The event will be held Friday evening, September 13, the first night of the two-day festival.

Artists may select their own preferred media for their project and there is no entry fee to participate. Artists also will determine the suggested price of their work for the silent auction. Proceeds front the Arts & Eats Benefit Draw will go to support the Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau adopt-a-family program.

A special area will host artists from ages 10 to 18 at the event. The festival is held on the grounds of the Sylvester Powell Community Center. More information about the festival and the benefit draw can be found here.