2019 Annual Art Show

The Sanford Brush & Palette Club cordially invites you to our 55th Annual Art Show.  Held in the Bob E. Hales Center at 147 McIver Street in Sanford, this show will run from October 19th to the 26th and feature original artwork by local, member artists.  We anticipate that there will be about 1000 works on display.  Come and meet the artists and enjoy the beautiful artwork.  The Art Show will be available to view on:

  • Saturday, October 19 – 11 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday, October 20 – 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Monday, October 21 through Thursday, October 24 – 11 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, October 25 – 11 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, October 27 – 10 am to 6 pm

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.  The Hales Center is handicapped accessible with free parking nearby. 

Countdown to Opening Day



AM Buzz is a monthly Chamber of Commerce event hosted by a business or organization. This event provides informal networking, an opportunity for community announcements and door prizes!

The Sanford Brush & Palette Club will host AM Buzz on October 17th. This is a great opportunity to network with local business leaders and Chamber members as well as get a peek at the art on display at this year’s Annual Art Show. Light refreshments will be provided.

This is an exclusive preview event for those invited to take part in this year’s Patron of the Arts program.   Participating Patrons and their guests will be invited to view and purchase artwork before the Art Show opens to the public. 

Become a Patron

Member artists and their guests are invited to “Mix & Mingle” at the Hales Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  There will be live music and a buffet.  At 7:30 pm, the awards presentation program begins.   

Take a tour!  These free 45-minute tours offer a fun and informative view of the art show and its artists.  Our tours are for groups of 6 or more people.  

Contact us to book a tour for your group.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on October 25th for Art After Dark. Our doors will be open late (6 pm to 9 pm), so come enjoy the art show after hours. There will be a little night music with the group Silver featuring Sergio Guevara. Light refreshments will be offered.

For those who would like to try their hand at painting, Arianne Hemlein from Sociable Art will offer 2 sessions for $25 each. 

  • Session I at 6:00 pm to paint a lighthouse scene
  • Session II at 7:30 pm to paint the Sanford Railroad House

Advance registration is required at https://sociableart.com/event-registration

Art, food, music & paint!  A perfect way to kick off the weekend.

Enter to win an original oil painting by Doug Rowe.  “Roll the Flick,” a 10 x 20 oil on canvas will be raffled off on Sunday, October 27th at 1:00 pm.  Tickets may be purchased at the front desk during the Art Show.   Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.   To be eligible, ticket holders must be 18 years or older but need not be present to win.  Contact us for advance ticket sales.

Art Angels Raffle

"Roll the Flick" by Doug Rowe


Doug Rowe has generously donated one of his original art pieces to the Sanford Brush & Palette Club to help raise funds to support our Art Angels for Budding Artists program.  The 10″ x 20″ oil on canvas, valued at $725, is titled “Roll the Flick.”  What a fun addition to your home or office! 

The artwork will be on display during the Art Show and tickets may be purchased at the Sales Desk ($1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets).  The raffle will take place at 1 pm on October 27th. To be eligible, ticket holders must be 18 years or older but need not be present at the drawing to win.  Click here for more information about Doug Rowe.

Our Sponsors

»»» Many thanks to the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department for their continuing support of this event «««

All Digital Printing & Document Services

Dunkin’ Donuts

Floral Designs by Eddie

The Hobby Shop

Jerry’s Artarama

Temple Theatre

WDCC FM Central Carolina College 90.5

WFJA FM Classic Hits & Oldies 105.5

Beverly Brookshire

Chris Dalton

Doris Gulley

Louisa Heffelfinger

Angela Hilliard

Margaret Hubbard

Diana King


Lisa Mathis

Cindy McAuley

Carolyn Rotter

Doug Rowe






This project is supported by a grant from the Lee County Arts Council through the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lee County Arts Council

Title background artwork is “Eggs, Grapes & Rolls” by Doug Rowe

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