Several hundred art lovers dined on fresh fare and bid on fresh art at the 26th annual freshART program presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum.
The event in Devou Park was the capstone of a weekend that saw 32 local artists working en plein air in the park, creating artwork for auction. Previously completed works by more than 30 other artists were sold at a silent auction, with proceeds from both benefiting local youth through the museum’s education programs.
Judges Karen and Robert Hebenstreit and Crews McCullough selected three artists for the Patricia and William Applegarth Artists Excellence Awards. Winners were Tom Bluemlein, first place; Mary Beth Dowlin, second; and Guy McIntosh, third.
Click on a thumbnail below to view photo gallery from the event.
Photos by Gary L. Johnston