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On the hunt for local art

Asheville artist Amanda McLenon is partnering with local businesses for a creative take on a scavenger hunt — giving you the chance to find free art.

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Start your search for free fine art.

Photo via Amanda McLenon

When the proverbial “they” says that art should challenge you, they probably mean philosophically, intellectually, or spiritually — but local artist Amanda McLenon has a more whimsical interpretation for her latest endeavor. Starting this Saturday, June 1, and continuing throughout the week, McLenon will host an art scavenger hunt throughout the Asheville area.

Each day, she’ll share a riddle on social media — which will lead you to a different local business. The business will have a free piece of McLenon’s art for you to compete to find, from small original studies to framed reproductions. Bonus: You’ll get to start your collection before her new series arrives this summer.

“This event is a bridge,” said McLenon in a press release. “It was designed to be a fun, playful event that engages the community with art, connects like-minded small local businesses, and introduces folks to my artwork.”

Keep an eye out for the riddles on Instagram and Facebook.

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