Paint the Town in Marble Falls is mix of fun and competition


MARBLE FALLS — While some towns frown on people painting on their streets, Marble Falls not only celebrates it but throws a competition and a party.

The annual Paint the Town returns April 10-12 in downtown Marble Falls. The event includes an art show, a kids art class and an outdoor painting competition. The main event is the outdoor painting competition when artists set up their easels around the town (mainly downtown) and start painting.

Paint the Town is a Plein Air competition, which is a fancy way of saying “painting outside.”

Artists begin setting up and painting April 11 with turn-in by 2 p.m. April 12. So folks can check out the artists at work both days. As a juried show, the artists will be competing for cash and prizes.

You don’t have to wait until after 2 p.m. April 12 to get a look at some art. Many of the artists will bring completed works to display at the Paint the Town Gallery at Old Oak Square, 309 Main St., from noon to 5 p.m. April 11.

Other forms and styles of art also will be on display (and for sale) during ArtFest, which is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 at Old Oak Square as well.

The kids can even get in on the fun during a two-hour kids art class from noon to 2 p.m. April 12 at ArtFrog Studio, located on the second floor of GG Ganache, 301 Main St.

Everybody can enjoy meeting the artists and other art lovers 2-4 p.m. April 12 at Old Oak Square for Wine and Jazz during the wait for the Paint the Town winners to be announced at 3:30 p.m. And stick around, because there’s a live auction at 4 p.m. People should be a bit flexible because some of the times might change by a few minutes.

So be sure to Paint the Town on April 10-12.

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