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See live art in action. Watch and chat with demonstration artists . Witness the  race the clock artists create in an amazing magic hour.

Score original art, hear the artists speak on the auction block. Join artists and friends after, enjoy delicious food in a spectacular setting.

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CEDAR HILL STUDIOS --196  N Main St, Waynesville

HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL -- 86 Main St., Waynesville

T.PENNINGTON GALLERY -- 15 N. Main St., Waynesville


QD EVENT SCHEDULE -- Saturday, June 1, 2019

Pre-event setup: artists arrive midday to set up studio,  aided by volunteer art students who watch and learn with the pros.

4:30 - Social, Little Gems, Student Art, Community Collage

  • Relax, greet friends.
  • Watch artists as they prepare for the one hour creative challenge.
  • Get  your auction bid number now and  artists' bio program.
  • View and buy now the small works in the Little Gems gallery.
  • Add your own torn paper touches to the torn paper collage.
  • Sign the collage mat as a contributing artist.


5:00 - 6:00 QD Magic Hour! Silent Auction begins

  • Shotgun start!  
  • The stopwatch starts at 5:00 and ends at 6:00. 
  • Don't miss strolling around the studios while motivated and well prepared artists race the clock in the magic hour.
  • Slower, relaxed artists share techniques on works in progress.
  • Each demo artist offers a piece at silent auction.
  •  Bid now until 8:30.

6:00 -- QD Magic Hour ends, Auction Preview, Live Music

  • Artists  catch their breath, frame, sign and certify their finished works.
  • Head to the pavilion for live music and snacks.
  • Preview fine art ready for live auction.
  • Chase your silent auction favorites on display for bids until 8:30.


6:45 -- Lively Auction! Silent Auction cont'd, 50/50 Cash Prize

  • Grab a seat for a lively auction with a humorous bent. 
  • Choose a coin flip to win the 50/50 cash drawing and a pile of cash. 
  • Lucky bid winners take home a  work of art they can describe with pride.  
  • Give inspiration and support for art teachers and students in the schools.
  • "Art for Living" items:
  •   In-home art class with lunch and wine.
  •   Private guided trout fishing
  •   Amazing travel
  • Buy art, become a collector, pose for a photo with your art and artist.


7:45 -- Meet the Artists Buffet, Silent Auction ends 8:30, Little Gems ends 8:30

  • Join artists and friends.
  • Enjoy delicious food in a spectacular setting.


5:00 - 6:00 -- Join Creative Guests in a Torn Paper Collage

  • During the Quick Draw Magic Hour! artist and studio teacher Margaret Roberts assists guests design a splashy watercolor paper theme, provides  everything you need to help make a work of community art!
  • Stop by the collage table to tear, rip, glue, place, add detail to the large-scale work that will be finished and framed for display.
  •  It’s a great way to add your creative vibe to the event.
  •  Remember to autograph the mat for a collaborative art original! It is such fun. 
  • If a guest offers to buy the work, the proceeds go to QuickDraw.
  • Margaret Roberts developed this collage technique by accident, as she tried to resuscitate her watercolor failures. Tearing up watercolor paintings and repurposing them atop other work gives them a 3-D effect and new life!
  • Margaret offers a torn-paper collage art class for eight people as an auction item at QuickDraw this year. Find seven friends and bid together, or we’ll auction off a space and take the first eight winning bids. Class includes lunch and wine at Soaring Mountain Studios in Waynesville.


Quick Draw of WNC

P.O. Box 942, Clyde, NC 28721-0942

(828) 734-5747 -- Questions Sandra Hayes (

(828) 734-9083 -- Financial Jeane Fratus-Knight

501 (c) (3) non profit organization:   EIN: 56-2639476

Event photos generously provided by Lori Johnson, John Highsmith, Joyce O'Neil, Jon Serenius,  Bruce Brumbaugh, Bruce Johnson, Bob Ludlow