LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 50 artists took up a just subject for a good cause.
It was the first Under the Dome event at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse Friday.
Area artists were invited to paint or otherwise create art with the courthouse as the subject. The winner of the art competition, as selected by a judge panel, will be added to the Courthouse Art Collection at the Indiana State Bar Association in Indianapolis.
Thirty percent of the proceeds from the art sales will be split evenly between the County's Legal Aid Corporation and the CASAs for Kids Fund.
Patti Truitt, the President of the Tippecanoe County Bar Association which organized the event, were pleased with the turnout.
"I think it's fabulous. It's better than anything we could have imagined, but I really think it's the art that's driving it. It was hung two days, people who walked through the courthouse were amazed at the variety of ways that artists have expressed the courthouse," Truitt says.
Kathryn Clark with an oil of the courthouse was the winner.
The paintings still up for sale will be on display until the end of May.
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