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Live from the Drawing Marathon and Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

Enjoying ice cream from Artfully Chocolate at the 2013 Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.

Update: Due to the storm, the King Street Art Festival has been packed up for today (Saturday) and the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser along with it. Find us tomorrow at the corner of King and Fairfax Streets.

This weekend’s events at The Art League are underway! A few hours in, the Drawing Marathoners are going strong, and the ice cream bowls are just plain going. There’s still time to join in!

This morning and afternoon, artists have been drawing and painting up a storm at the Duke Street Annex. The 12-hour marathon goes until 10:00 pm. Artists of all levels have been working on easels and sketchbooks, painting with oil, watercolor, and pastel, and drawing with pencils and ink. It’s a much more relaxed atmosphere than your typical marathon, so come down and have some fun! (More photos are on our Facebook page.)

Models have donated their time for long and short poses, and instructor Rachel Collins set up a variety of still lifes as well. This morning, drawing instructor Scott Hutchison and oil painting instructor Ted Reed came by to join in.

Ted Reed, top left, painted this afternoon, and Scott Hutchison started things off in the morning.

For the schedule of instructors still scheduled to come by, click here. Instructor Rob Liberace will be Skypeing in for a demo at about 7:30 pm.

The Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser goes until 4:00 pm today and again tomorrow from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are hundreds of handmade bowls to choose from, and as buyers were noting this morning, it’s a hard choice to make. Bring the kids for some ice cream and a hands-on art activity with Art League instructor Steve Prince! Each handmade bowl is $15, including a bowl of ice cream from Artfully Chocolate.

Steve Prince setting up, and some of the materials you can use to contribute to the project!

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