Enjoy a three-course meal while renowned contemporary western artist Lance Headlee paints his latest masterpiece at A Taste of Fine Art. The live painting event will take place on March 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the town of Carefree’s popular upscale bistro Venues Café on 34 Easy Street.

While Headlee creates one of his original acrylic paintings on a 48×48 inch canvas, guitarist Dave Kendall will provide the perfect musical backdrop while guests feast on their meal.

The $35 admission includes the trio of live painting, a three-course meal and live music. Make a reservation at 480-595-9909 or visit venuescafe.com or lanceheadlee.com.

Lance Headlee’s stylized art is unlike any other traditional western artwork. In fact, it is the opposite of traditional and often described as cool, unique, fun and sexy. Bringing his imagination to life for more than 35 years, Headlee’s vivid acrylic paintings are big, bold and in-your-face conversation pieces demanding the viewer to take a second look.
“I look forward to sharing my as-it-happens creative process,” says artist Lance Headlee. “Seeing people smile as they watch me bring what’s in my imagination into painted reality is a true joy.”

Headlee’s Top Floor Gallery, located above Venues Café at 34 Easy Street in Carefree, offers tourists and locals a modern glimpse of the west through distinctly original cowboys and cowgirls with rich earth tones and bold colors on large canvases. Headlee has been featured at the Thunderbird Artists’ Carefree Gilbert Fine Art and Wine Festival, the Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival, and the Arizona Fine Art and Wine Festival.

As the largest restaurant gallery in Arizona, Venues Café features Headlee’s artwork throughout the American bistro offering comfort food with a Southwest flair including street tacos, lamb chops, burgers, filet mignon, salmon and special chicken schnitzel with lingonberries. Sunday brunch and a daily happy hour are well attended with drink and food specials alongside the artistic ambiance of Headlee’s paintings offsetting the cozy textures of brick, wood and stone inviting diners to settle in and savor the delicious offerings.

For more information, visit lanceheadlee.com or venuescafe.com.