EATON — The Visual Arts Center of Preble County is teaming up with The Preble County Pork Festival to decorate the town with nine painted concrete pigs in this year’s round of “Oinkers for Art.”
The art center is accepting designs from individuals or teams to be chosen to paint one of the nine pigs. Teams will paint their pigs at the Preble County Fairgrounds in the Rabbit Barn on Aug. 26, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All painting must be completed in the allotted time. Painted pigs will be displayed for all to see around the town, then it is off to the races as they will be moved to the Preble County Fairgrounds in front of the Rotary Junction for judging during Pork Festival.
The winning pig will earn its painter $100, with 2nd place earning $75, and 3rd earning $50. Winners are determined by votes earned at the Pork Festival. Each pig will have its own penny voting bin where voters can cast a few cents or a few bucks for their favorite pig.
The contest is open to everyone of all ages. Teams can also be formed but can have no more than five people per team. Designs must be submitted to be considered for the competition and submitted with an entry form. Deadline to enter is Aug. 11. Questions? Want to pick up a form? Call 937-456-3999 or stop in at 601 Hillcrest Drive. The Visual Art Center is open 1-6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. The Visual Art Center is operated by the Preble County Art Association. Details for this event can be found at www.preblearts.org.