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Wall to Canvas live art competition

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It was art in the making today at the 4th annual Wall to Canvas competition. Artists gave onlookers a taste of what it takes to make a masterpiece.

Twelve artists with twelve different visions came together to share their interpretation of art at the Wall to Canvas live art competition.

Participating artist Haley Bishop said, "I do one base layer, and then I draw with a sharpie, and then I add another layer behind it."

And artist George Gonzalez, "I like to use a lot of different mediums, I don't want to just stick to spray paint, kind of be inclusive."

The Shelburne Craft School came up with the idea to raise money. Now in it's fourth year, they've joined forces with Magic Hat to bring the event to life year after year.

Shelburne Craft School Executive Director, Sage Tucker-Ketcham explains, "This year was really tough to pick the 12 but we want to keep it 12 so it's that intimate feel, have that nice balance."

The artists are given 2 and a half hours to create their artwork.

"It's a landscape painting at the same time. I decided to mix it up," said Gonzalez.

The piece the judges like the most receives the grand prize of 5-hundred dollars.

Magic Hat Retail Marketing Manager, Danni Gleason, said "At the end of it all we're going to auction off all the pieces. Half of the money will go to the Shelburne craft school and the other half will go to the artist who created the piece."

"Last year we raised about 5 thousand dollars, so this year my goal is 7-5 but I'm always an optimist," said Tucker-Ketcham.

And for any artist who didn't make the cut to compete this year, organizers say they'll be another chance to come out next year.

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