Art & Lightning in a Paintcan

For its 10th year, the public art non-profit Do Art Foundation is curating Lightning in a Paintcan at Lightning in a Bottle 2016! After envisioning and refining the festival live painting concept over the last 10 years, this year Do Art is innovating, pushing the live painting experience to be more predominant, visible and accessible for festival goers.

Get ready to buy art and meet and observe the most talented live painters!  We are again, hand selecting an intimate group of Artists who will create smaller more affordable works throughout the festival!  Watch as your favorite artists transform wooden panels into incredible paintings over the course of the event!  We will also feature 8 large scale mural works in designated areas.  These will be for sale, but also made affordable and accessible online after the festival with the creation of signed print editions.  Follow Do Art’s website to learn more.

As we do every year, Do Art will be directly selling paintings, so that everyone has the opportunity to participate in taking artwork home – and hang to memorialize what will be the best festival year yet!  During the day, watch as more pieces from world-renown artists appear and proliferate within the Do Art Temple area.  Every night, come join the artists and Do Art between 7-10pm at the famous LIP ARTWALK to purchase your favorite original painting. Money from these sales goes directly to the artists, and supports the creation of public art programs. Please visit the Do Art website to learn more.


Installation art is an integral part of the Lightning in a Bottle experience. We encourage you to take time out to explore, experience and gather inspiration from the installations, which range from smaller interactive pieces to larger-than-life sculptures and architectural pieces.



Do Art Foundation is a non-profit arts organization focused on the promotion and creation of work visible in the public landscape. With its ability to uplift, inspire, invigorate, unify, and galvanize individuals and communities, art plays an integral and universal role in the enhancement and expression of our human experience. While art is traditionally confined to galleries, Do Art aims to bring art to the people, to the streets. By using public spaces as open-air galleries and exhibition spaces, Do Art embraces cultural vitality and diversity, servicing a broad range of communities and engaging with individuals of all socio-economic strata.

Do Art serves as a dynamic liaison between artists, communities, civic leaders, and public spaces, providing a fertile platform for creativity and conversation through socially-engaging, culturally-attuned, and aesthetically-stimulating artistic manifestations across multiple disciplines.

As a vehicle for cultural, social, and civic development, Do Art serves the public, first and foremost, and aspires to improve and augment the overall quality of life of those individuals, communities, and neighborhoods it services.

Visit their website for more information on how to get involved and support The Do Art Foundation.

For more info on LIP at LIB 2016 click here!