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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Kathi Beste

Paint Southport 2020

Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and Spectra Fine Art present

October 10, 2020

All along Southport Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, from Grace to Roscoe Streets!

Paint Southport 2020 will be a one-day plein air event on October 10, 2020, featuring Chicago-area artists drawing and painting the fall afternoon scenery along Southport Avenue in Chicago. For this inaugural event, fifteen artists will be selected from all the applicants to complete for the four prizes: Best in Show, Second Place, Honorable Mention, and the “People’s Choice” award.

The public will watch as the artists set-up and paint or draw the neighborhood scenery in a 7-block area in real time, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. Spectators will be immersed in the creative process, and artists will compete for the our prizes: Best in Show;  Second Place; Honorable Mention; “People’s Choice,” voted on by visitors to the event.

Painting starts at 1:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m., artists put down their brushes, frame their work, and bring it to a central area to be judged. Finished paintings will be for sale directly to the public by the artists.

Deadline for online entries:
September 28, 2020, 11:00 p.m.  
Enter online at EntryThingy:
Notification of Accepted Artists:
October 1, 2020

Along Southport Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, from Grace Street to Roscoe Street.

For more information and the artist application, visit
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Paint Southport is presented by Spectra Fine Art, and is sponsored by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, with support from Chicago’s Special Service Area 27 (SSA#27)

Deadline: 09.28.2020
Name: Paint Southport
Address: 3633 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-868-4130