The Orange County Arts Commission and Hillsborough Arts Council are putting on the first Paint It Orange Plein Air Paint-Out to bring more artists to the county.
Artists from all over North Carolina, and a few from the rest of the country, sign up to paint for three days in a public spot such as a park, on campus or a trail.
Nerys Levy, a participating artist in Chapel Hill, said that the artists have three days to paint outside where the public can see them. She said she believes that spreading out the 46 participating artists, “gives everybody a chance to paint where they would like to paint.”
“It is celebrating that Orange County is really a destination center for the arts,” Levy said.
The event will be taking place Wednesday through Friday. It will finish with a Wet Paint Sale, where visitors are invited to purchase original artwork from the competition.