Art center seeks pig painters


EATON — The Visual Arts Center of Preble County is seeking applications for Oinkers for Art, a joint fundraising effort with the Preble county Pork Festival which decorates the town with nine painted concrete pigs. 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 Eaton Earlybird Farmer’s Market on August 27 from 8am-1pm. All painting must be completed in the allotted time. Painted pigs will be displayed for all to see around the town before being moved to the Preble County Fair for judging in front of the Rotary Junction for judging.

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 of five or fewer can also enter. Designs must be submitted by August 12 to be considered for the competition and submitted with an entry form. Deadline to enter is August 12th, 2016. Forms can be picked up at the Visual Art Center (601 Hillcrest Dr.) from 1 – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call 937-456-3999 or visit

By R-H staff

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