Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Performance speed painter Tim Decker to paint up a storm in Asheboro Sunset Series event

Performance speed painter Tim Decker creates a work
before the audience's eyes.
ASHEBORO – Performance speed painter Tim Decker will wow the crowd at the next installment of the Friends of the Library Sunset Signature Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in downtown Asheboro’s historic Sunset Theatre.

Decker’s highly interactive, upbeat performance is free and the public is invited.

The Sunset Signature Series is sponsored by the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau, the City of Asheboro and the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library.

Decker is a nationally-touring artist who creates celebrity and patriotic portraits in front of a live audience. Each painting takes 4-7 minutes to complete and the whole experience is set to music.

A showman whose performances have been described as “spellbinding” and “knock-out,” he has appeared on the major television networks and the Hallmark channel, and the reality television show Hell’s Kitchen.

Decker performs at numerous fundraisers each year, where his appearances have raised over $1.5 million for various charities.  In 2014, he joined Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel at a Las Vegas fundraiser for the Dave Rice Foundation, where two paintings created that evening brought $15,000 during an auction. Decker painted a portrait of Kimmel before the event, which the host himself bought for a $10,000 contribution to the foundation.

Following Decker, the remaining Sunset Series 2020 events include:

  • Ken Jennings, “Greatest of All Time” Jeopardy champion, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18; and
  • Top of the World, a tribute to the music of The Carpenters featuring Debbie Taylor and a seven-piece band, 7 p.m. Friday, May 22.
The Sunset Theatre is located at 234 Sunset Avenue. Seating is first-come first-served.

For further information, call the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau at 800-626-2672.

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