Punta Gorda Quickdraw: Monday, January 14 at 8:30 am

Call to Artists
The 2019 Annual Punta Gorda Quickdraw is presented by the Visual Arts Center and Peace River Painters. ­This is a fun and friendly competition where artists have three and a half hours (8:30am - 12:00pm) to depict picturesque historical Punta Gorda in the medium of their choice. This competition is open to all 2D artists. Registration is limited to 50 artists on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is $30/person. You may also register the day of the event with cash or check, IF there are spots left. Be sure to download the registration packet, which includes a detailed timeline timeline of events for the day.

Quickdraw Collector's Preview Luncheon - Open to all.  The public is invited to enjoy a meet and greet with participating Quickdraw artists and preview the freshly-finished paintings and the current plein air show, in the Main Gallery. A sandwich buffet will be available for purchase ($15 per person). Please RSVP to the VAC if you plan to purchase a lunch.

  • “Make a Bowl” for The Empty Bowls Charity
    • Bowl-making Event: Saturday, Oct. 6, 1–3:00 pm
    • Glaze and finish: Saturday, Oct. 20, 1:00–3:00 pm 
  • Finished bowls are sold at the Empty Bowls Charity Dinner in support of the CPS Homeless Education Project, Meals on Wheels and the Charlotte Co Homeless Coalition. 
  • Cost is $3 person/$5 family plus canned goods. Pre-registration is required! Call (941) 639-8810 to register.