Thanks to the artists, sponsors, and businesses that have helped make the 10th annual event possible!
Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place: Lyudmila Tomova-“Happy Friday at Aviator”
2nd Place: Jermaine Powell- “Community”
3rd Place & People’s Choice: Shirley Hunsberger- “Dinner on Depot”
See all of the finished paintings on display during the Art Walk, now through Sat, May 1st. Visit with artists during the Meet & Greet: Sat, May 1st from 11am-2pm as artists are available.
Art Walk Locations:
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
The Shoppes on Main
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the En Plein Air Paint-Off! Enjoy the beauty of this year’s collection during the Art Walk and bid on your favorites!
Artists Paint: Sat-Sun April 23-24
Follow our social media as we check in with artists while they work.
Art Walk: Thur-Sat April 29-May 1
Art will be on display at several locations in #FVDowntown
Follow along as we visit with artists for the 10th anniversary of the En Plein Air Paint-Off bringing Fuquay-Varina’s beauty to life on canvas. Use the FB ticket feature to sponsor an Artist!
Artists will begin painting Friday, April 23rd and turn-in their completed pieces Saturday, April 24th.
Thursday, April 29th – Saturday, May 1st
Finished paintings will be displayed for public viewing at locations throughout the Fuquay & Varina Downtown Districts.
Choose your favorites & BID! The auction will be online during the Art Walk. Bidding closes 8PM Saturday, May 1st. Link to auction site will be posted here, on our Instagram bio @fvdowntown and www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com
Lots of fun hoppin’ your way at the Hop Around in Downtown Sat, March 20th – Sat, April 3rd!
Adopt a Peep: (Pre-order Now thru March 8th) You will be contacted when your Peep is available for pick-up. Decorated Peeps must be returned by Wed, March 17th if you’d like them in the Parade at Fire Station #1 Sat, March 20th – Wed, April 1st!
Peeps will be available to go home late afternoon on April 1st, just in time for Easter! http://bit.ly/AdoptAPeepFVDA
Businesses will also have decorated Peeps on display! Vote for your favorite when you hop around downtown.
Dress Like a Bunny or Chick: Wiggle your whiskers or flaunt your feathers? Simple or elaborate? Take your pick, head Downtown, and send us your pic! email@example.com You’ll be entered to win Spring Surprises!
Follow the Bunny Trail: The Easter Bunny and friends are painting an Activity Trail through both Districts!
Treat your Peeps: Find Hidden Eggs with gift certificates to downtown businesses. FVDA will be sharing social media posts with clues so be sure to follow us!
The Hop Around in Downtown is an adaption of our annual Candy Hop event. Thanks to our Sponsors: The Garden Hut, The Shoppes on Main, Revels Turf & Tractor, and Today in The Quay! Hope to see you and your Peeps hoppin’ around! When you’re done hopping downtown, The Garden Hut invites you to Welcome Spring at their event on Sat, March 20th 11-2!
We love our Peeps and wanted a fun new way for you to hop around in downtown!
Adopt a Peep is a fundraiser for our non-profit, FVDA. $25 per Peep: Custom crafted by Laserman Studios- 18″ tall, 1/4″ thick wooden Peep w/metal stake.
More info about Pick-up given when ordered. Adopt a Peep here or through the FB “Ticket” option:
Limited quantities. Get your Peeps before they hop away!
Create a family Peep, give as a gift, sponsor a peep for someone you love, team, organization, business…you know who your peeps are!
Parade of Peeps:
March 20th – April 3rd @ Fire Station #1
If you’d like your Peep to be included, you must decorate your Peep in weather resitant materials and return it according to directions given when ordering.
Adopt a Peep is part of our Hop Around Downtown, an adaptation of our annual Candy Hop. Look for the event on FB!
See you soon Peeps!
Fill Your with Fun! Find Cupid’s hidden message while you discover fun activities and photo spots.
Use the Trail Activity Sheet to decode the message then write a Valentine on the back.
Drop it in Cupid’s Mailbox at the FVDA office (108 Raleigh St) when you’re done and you’ll be entered to win a Local Love surprise!
You have through Sunday, February 14th to follow the trail and return your entry. Hearts are visible from outside, so you can participate at any time. Please follow safety guidelines when entering businesses and keep everyone safe and businesses open.
Pick-up a copy of the Trail Guide at downtown businesses or print a copy from home.
Follow the trail of hearts to solve the message and discover fun activities along the way.