Paint Staunton Day

Paint Staunton Art Competition and Pop-Up Show & Sale
Friday, April 20, 2018

The third annual Paint Staunton Art Competition and Pop-Up Show and Sale will be held in conjunction with the QCPA Festival on Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Sunspots Pavilion, across from Sunspots Studios in downtown Staunton, VA. Area plein air artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete within three categories, Professional, Amateur, and 16 and Under for a total of $1000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to capture the timeless beauty of historic downtown Staunton.

Upon arrival, event organizers stamp the backs of the blank canvases. The painting competition begins at 9:30 am and ends at 12:30 pm. The artists submit the

paintings for judging followed by the Pop-Up Show and Sale which is open to the public from 2-3 pm in the Sunspots Pavilion.

Register for Paint Staunton Quick Draw Art Competition by contacting the BSSS office or register day of the event beginning at 8:00 am at the Sunspots Pavilion. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is a Professional and Amateur Artist fee of $15 per person. Artists 16 and under register for free. The 2018 competition juror is BSSS workshop instructor and professional artist, Fred Nichols. More information regarding the competition and schedule of events can be found below.

Not an artist but love art? 3 ways to enjoy and support Paint Staunton Day:

  1. Come to downtown Staunton from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and watch the artists in action!
  2. Attend the Pop-Up Show and Sale from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Sunspots Pavilion where you can buy the newly created, original art.
  3. Donate new art supplies to the Valley Mission. Supplies will be collected during Paint Staunton Day between 9:00am-3:00pm at the Sunspots Pavilion. All donations will go to the Valley Mission to help foster creative thinking among adult residents and provide a source of entertainment for resident children.

The Paint Staunton Art Competition will be held rain or shine.

We hope to see you there!


Art Supply Drive to benefit The Valley Mission:

To further the Beverley Street Studio School’s mission to expose our community to the world of visual arts, we have launched an art supply drive in conjunction with Paint Staunton Day to help supply the Valley Mission with art supplies. Drop off new supplies between 9:00am-4:00pm at the Sunspots Pavilion, April 20, 2018. All donations will go to the Valley Mission to help foster creative thinking among adult residents and provide a source of entertainment for resident children.

Suggested supplies include: sketchbooks, canvases, acrylic paint, sidewalk chalk, paint brushes, finger paint for kids, pastels, and artists paper. 

Art supply drive sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club.