• May TBD
    Plein Air Talk by Walt Bartman. Monocacy Valley Canning
  • Saturday, May 30, 1:30-5:00 pm.
    Free Youth Plein-Air Workshop, Baker Park
  • Monday, June 15
    Frederick Visitor Center. Juried artists register and begin to paint in the county
  • Monday-Wednesday, June 16-18
    Artists paint in Frederick County days 1 and 2; in county or designated areas in downtown Frederick, day 3
  • Thursday, June 18, 6:30-8:00 pm
    Free Judge's Talk, with Award Judge Larry Brown, Frederick Visitor Center
  • Thursday-Friday, June 18 (all day) - June 19, until noon
    Juried artists paint downtown
  • Friday, June 19, 6:30-9:30 pm
    Ticketed Collectors Preview, William Talley Recreation Center
  • Saturday, June 20, 8:00 am-1:00 pm
    Youth Quick Draw
  • Saturday, June 20
    9:30-11:30 am
    Quick Draw,
    downtown Frederick
    11:45 am-1:00 pm
    Quick Draw Artwork Exhibit and Art Market,
    Memorial Park
  • Saturday, June 20, 1:00-4:00 pm
    Grand Exhibition Public Reception, William Tally Recreation Center
  • Quick Draw Artists and Attendees

    Quick Draw Registration is now closed

    at Easels in Frederick Quick Draw Contest & Art Market

    Saturday, June 20, 9:30 am—1:00 pm
    On the Streets of Downtown Frederick

    So much art, so little time!

    Watch oodles of artists paint against the clock!
    9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Imagine more than 100 artists lining the sidewalks, tucked under trees, perched on slopes overlooking a creek—set up just about any place within the designated boundaries of Downtown Frederick that has an ideal view of the perfect subject matter for their paintings. Then imagine that, at the sound of the horn, they have only two (count 'em!, two!) hours to transform their blank canvases into works of art!

    Follow the artists to the Art Market and judging
    11:45 am—1:00 pm

    See all 100+ Quick Draw artworks, displayed side by side in Memorial Park. Watch Awards Judge Larry Moore at work. Predict which artists will walk away winners of prizes totaling $1,500. Buy artwork from your favorite artist on the spot! You'll also celebrate the creativity of our Youth Quick Draw artists, ages 8-17.

    Maps of the designated county and downtown Frederick areas will be available April 15th.

    Questions? Email QDinfo@easelsinfrederick.org.

    Contest held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the Art Market and judging will take place at Talley Rec Center, at the corner of N. Bentz and W. Second Streets.