Every year for the past five years Big Brothers Big Sisters West Central Illinois has brought together people from all over Adams county to participate in the annual “Look Who’s Painting” event. “Look Who’s Painting” is a fundraising event, put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters that brings together prominent figures in the local community to create some form of art to be sold at a live auction.
The pieces, which vary from oil paintings, to photographs, to pencil sketches are then auctioned off to the general public at the event itself. The painters generally consist of people such as: local school principals/presidents, recent pageant queens, radio/news anchors, and local police/fire chiefs. Once the art is auctioned off the proceeds then go towards the countless activities between “Bigs” and “Littles” all around the area, as well as the recruitment and training of new “Bigs”.
As Big Brothers Big Sisters own Ryan Flynn said "Look Who's Painting has become an annual tradition for our organization. It gives us the chance to get community leaders involved with our mission and raise funds for our community matches and school-based programs."
The event will be held at The State Room at 434 South 8th street in Quincy, Illinois on Friday, November 4th. The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the live auction will begin at 7:00 PM. the price of admission is $20, which includes appetizers.