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Art-A-Thon: 25 Local Artists Creating For 24 Hours Straight (Auction And Exhibition)


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until February 2, 2013[days & times]
  • WHERE ArtHatch/Distinction Gallery, 317 East Grand Ave., Escondido, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Distinction Gallery and ArtHatch Present Art-A-Thon: 25 local artists creating for 24 hours straight on display Friday, Jan. 11 at 6pm - Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at 6pm.

Opening Reception immediately after the event: January 12, 2013 from 6-10pm

ArtHatch is excited to announce their second annual Art-A-Thon, a marathon of artistic creation to benefit the non-profit art center’s teen program. 25 artists from San Diego County will seek pledges to create artwork for up to 24 straight hours. As works are finished, they will be added to the ArtHatch gallery space and auctioned off for a one month period following the event.

Proceeds from pledges and art sales will be divided between the artists and ArtHatch to help support the center's free art education program for local teens. All donors will receive a tax receipt and their names will be included on the ArtHatch donor wall.

There will also be prizes for the artist who raises the most and for the artists who make it the full 24 hours The reception for the exhibition with the artists will be held at the end of the event on January 12th, 2013 from 6-10 pm with beer, compliments of Stone Brewery.

Art-A-Thon is as much a performance piece as it is an exercise in creativity and endurance. Coinciding with Escondido's Second Saturday art walk on Grand Avenue.

This is a unique opportunity for patrons to experience the creative process of the art they collect first-hand. Painting, drawing, collage, print and photography will be among the featured media, with participating artists ranging from emerging to seasoned professionals. In addition we will be featuring live music.

The public is invited to come and watch artists create during the entire 24 hours live or online via Livestream.

All artworks will start at $100 for the bidding. Exhibition and Auction will run from January 12, 2012 - February 2, 2013. Auction ends at 3pm pst.

Location: ArtHatch, 317 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025 Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Exterior photo of the ArtHatch & Distinction Gallery

Above: Exterior photo of the ArtHatch & Distinction Gallery


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