This art activity has become a Celebration Weekend staple. Each year visitors stand in line early for their chance at a ticket for the paint-a-pot project. Many terra-cotta painters are repeat customers and come to Celebration Weekend year after year to add to their collection of decorated pots. Using acrylic paint, amateur artists decorate their pots with the confidence of Picasso. In 2009, every available seat was taken at each of the nine daily sessions. A total of 1,296 pots were painted throughout the weekend. Each artist receives a terra cotta pot to decorate, courtesy of Bloomrite® by Nurserymen’s Exchange Inc.
as well as a potted flower to plant in their works of art, courtesy of Proven Winners.
And to ensure there were no messes while the pots dried, each hands-on garden guest receives an eco-friendly natural rope handle to carry their masterpiece around.