It may be hard to believe that a beautiful painting can be created in two hours or less, but that’s exactly what happens during Alizarin Crimson Studio’s Quick-Fire Paint Off & Auction event. Now in its fourth year, this event benefits the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC). Admission is $10 to watch the creativity unfold and also includes sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Chantal’s South Florida Distinctive Catering, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., March 20, at Alizarin Crimson Studio, 2611 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart.
Alizarin Crimson Studio owner Georgia Abood is hosting the event and she also is one of the participating artists. Up to 11 additional artists will join her, including Mallo Bisset, Neil Capozzi, Duane Hatfield, Pamela Hoke, Kevin Hutchinson and Joe Marmo.
Abood is inviting the public to attend to have the opportunity to bid on the artwork and participate in this social fundraising event. Guests may begin bidding when the painting starts and continue until each painting is completed.
“It’s fascinating to watch the paintings come alive before your eyes,” said HSTC President and CEO Frank Valente. “We are so grateful to Georgia Abood for hosting this unique event, once again, for the benefit of our shelter animals.”
Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in the Martin County area. A 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society relies on donations, wills and bequests to support its programs and services. As a local Humane Society, HSTC is independently run from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the HSTC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/humanesocietyTC and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hstc1. For more information, visit http://www.hstc1.org or call 772-223-8822. Media inquiries: 772-221-2425 • http://www.prczar.com.