Art Attack

Out of the studio and into the streets

Presented by

Saturday, April 15
Emancipation Park


Art Attack is a grassroots event that brings the creation process into public view. Join local painters, illustrators, and sculptors for a day of on the spot art making.

Originally founded in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2012, Art Attack is all about making art in public and celebrating your local arts community. Artists of all kinds are welcome to participate. If you can do it outside we want you there!



Participation Guidelines

There is no fee to participate as an artist in Art Attack, but we do ask that you abide by these common sense guidelines:

Check in first
When you arrive at an Art Attack event, check in with the organizers before you start making art. You’ll get your own Art Attack badge plus other pertinent info for the day. Checking in also helps the organizers measure attendance.

Be courteous
Participants may choose their own work stations, but be sure not to impede pedestrian traffic, impose on parking spaces, or disrupt nearby businesses. If you’re setting up in front of a business, introduce yourself and ask permission before you start.

Come prepared
Participants are responsible for all the materials and tools they will need to work (paint, easels, chairs, etc). It doesn’t hurt to bring some water and a snack, too.

Leave no trace
If you think you might make a mess while working, be sure to set down a drop cloth first. When you’re done, clean up any trash and leave the place looking better than when you found it.

Look sharp
Participants should remember that they are representing the arts community through their interactions with the public during the event, so be friendly and kind to the people you meet. Feel free to create whatever art you would like, just make sure that it is appropriate for general public viewing.

Focus on making, not selling
Art Attack is about making artwork in public and sharing that process to promote yourself and your local creative community. While we encourage participants to hand out business cards and other promotional materials, you shouldn’t treat your work space as a vendor booth. If you do plan on selling any artwork during the event, make sure you comply with all local regulations regarding business and vendor licensing.