The Children’s Museum hosts Fr3shArt Portrait Battle

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) will host the third annual Fr3shArt Portrait Battle, a live-action art competition for Charleston’s best artists who will battle it out for the championship. Fr3shArt is still seeking artists to participate.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry will open its doors to the public, free of charge, to watch as 24 of Charleston’s most talented artists bring their A-game on Friday, Jan. 25, to CML from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. to sketch, draw and paint this year’s models: The Hat Ladies of Charleston. The Hat Ladies are passionate about hats because they bring together people of all ages. These ladies are delighted to “toss their hats” into the ring and support this creative competition. Regular children’s activities will not be available at CML during this time.

Interested artists should email fr3shart@gmail.com for a form or go to Artists and Craftsman Supply at 143 Calhoun St. to enter. Admission fee is $35.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., the artist competition continues

in the art room at CML. CML will be open for business as usual with museum admission, and Diggity Doughnuts will be at CML with delicious doughnuts for sale. Parents and children visiting CML are invited to not only take part in the museum’s daily activities, but also to support the battle by watching and drawing with their favorite artists and models. CML not only celebrates creative development at this event, but throughout the year with a focus on hands-on, interactive play within its exhibits, programming, field trips and other special events.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission is to spark imagination, stimulate curiosity and encourage problem solving through the power of play in families from all backgrounds with young children. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, $8 for state residents and free for children less than 12 months of age. For more information, please visit the website, www.explorecml.org.

Fr3shArt was conceived out of a need to bridge the gap between the art party and the contemporary art gallery. Its aim is to expose local artists, local organizations and their local communities to each other through fun, creative and family friendly events. Always free and open to the public, Fr3shArt’s events invite viewers to bear witness to the creation of artwork by local artists in the hope to ignite conversation and appreciation in the name of art.

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