In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Quick Draw event, where over 20 artists will complete an original work of art within 60 minutes, the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association is collaborating with other organizations, businesses, restaurants, and wineries to offer an Arts Festival weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley!
Friday, November 4 through Saturday, November 6, visitors will enjoy a variety of opportunities to discover the arts in the Valley. With something for everyone, participants will want to begin the weekend by picking up their free Quick Draw & Arts Festival wristbands, good for discounts or specials at participating locations, and printed guides, available at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature and the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art in Solvang, and the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum in Santa Ynez, while supplies last.
Saturday, November 5 - Attend the 2016 Quick Draw Event!
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM at Flag is Up Farms
Flag is up Farms, home to Pat Roberts, a renowned sculpture artist and one of this year’s Quick Draw participants, and her husband Monty Roberts (the original Horse Whisperer) is the location for this year’s Quick Draw event. Opening at 10:00 am, guests can enjoy live music, browse the fine Art Walk, and peruse the Silent Auction before stepping into the virtual studios of over 20 renowned artists as they work to complete an original work of art within 60 minutes; starting with introductions at 10:30am and launching the Quick Draw at 11:00am. Each artist presents a unique style; from how they lay out their tools, to the medium they work, to the subjects they choose. All of the featured artists have studied for years, had their work shown at prestigious galleries, museums, private collections, and won countless awards. This mastery of their medium is what allows them to create beautiful artwork in such a short period of time. Afterward, there will be a chance to take home the work, fresh off the easel, of a favorite quick draw artist as the highest bidder in a spirited live auction beginning at 12:30pm. Additional works from the Quick Draw artists will be for sale in the Featured Artists’ exhibition next to the silent auction.
This year's Quick Draw features artists Vicki Andersen, Chris Chapman, Ken Christensen, Camille Dellar, Jim Farnum, Kevin Gleason, Mark Greenaway, Suzan Hamilton-Todd, John Iwerks, Gary Johnson, Jay Johnson, Renee Kelleher, George Lockwood, Joe Milazzo, Vel Miller, Donna Moser, sculptor Richard Myer, Karina Puente, Luis Ramirez, sculptor Pat Roberts, Ray Sevilla, Arturo Tello, and Jerry Vande Berg. Information about each artist and examples of their work can be found on the website: www.santaynezvalleyarts.org.
Highlights of the expanded Santa Ynez Valley Quick Draw & Arts Festival include a free, Friday evening reception at the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, the keystone 30th Quick Draw event, Saturday morning, held on the beautiful grounds of Flag is Up Farms, just outside of Solvang, and Sunday afternoon - a free closing artists’ panel and reception at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature. The printed guide is where visitors will discover where to find additional activities such as live music, art & craft fairs, Art Crawls, the “Art” of Wine Making, the “Art” of Sunday Brunch, and more. Be sure to check the website early to take advantage of hotels offering the “Art” of Valley Hospitality packages.
Plan ahead by visiting www.santaynezvalleyarts.org for the latest on all of the activities planned.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There are no ID requirements or age limits to attend the Quick Draw event on Saturday.
Other venues involved in the Arts Festival may have restrictions and ID requirements.
Please check with each establishment.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is on-site parking for the Quick Draw event at Flag is up Farms. There is a parking fee of $5 ($2 discount for Arts Festival wristband wearers and those purchasing an advance parking pass).
There should be on and/or off street parking available at the other venues. Solvang has numerous parking lots scattered throughout the town.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have paid in advance for your parking at the Quick Draw event, please bring your printed ticket.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds.