The Florence Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to announce the Inaugural Florence Quick Draw Art Event, which is held in conjunction with the Florence Historic Home Tour on Saturday, February 13. This is an exciting, timed event in which participating artists create a piece of art in just 90 minutes in front of onlookers. They start with a blank canvas or paper and end up with a completed work of art. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Visitors may view the artists’ progress at the historic Suter House, located at 270 North Pinal Street, Florence.

All art pieces are offered for purchase using a silent auction format. Bids may be made during the Quick Draw as art pieces are created. The auction proceeds support future events offered by the Florence Arts and Culture Commission. The opening bid for each art piece is $40.00 with increasing bids in $10.00 increments. Bidding ends at 2:00 p.m. and winning bids are announced at 2:30 p.m. at the Suter House, located at 270 North Pinal Street. Payment for the art pieces may be made in cash or by check. Those individuals offering winning bids, but not in attendance during the closing announcements of the auction are contacted after the event with instructions for payment and transfer of art work.

To participate as an artist in the Quick Draw Art Event, please submit the application by email to jennifer.evans@florenceaz.gov or mail it to Town of Florence, ATTN: Jennifer Evans, Management Analyst, P.O. Box 2670, Florence, AZ 85132. The deadline for receiving applications is January 29, 2016. Call 520-868-7549 for more information or visit www.florenceaz.gov.