Painting at: West Side Market Aug. 7 and Edgewater Park Aug. 8
Her Story: After painting the inside of West Side Market last year, the watercolorist and vice president of the board of AAWR is looking forward to capturing the bustle of people outside this year. "I love painting people," Kiedio says. "I took photos last year, and people were out having watermelon, and I captured some of the architecture."
Painting at: East Fourth Street Aug. 7 and Whiskey Island Aug. 8
Her Story: Lai, who created pieces for The Year of the Tiger Public Arts Project, is no novice to working in front of a crowd — even if it's at the popular East Fourth Street. "It's so vibrant and exciting, so I'd like to capture that," Lai says. "I want my work to say, 'Enjoy your life, take one day at a time, and do good to society.' "
Painting at: Wade Oval Aug. 7 and 8
Her Story: An art student and a law school graduate, she has a large portfolio of watercolors and intends to use this medium during the event. "I'm not trying to copy what I see when I go to paint," she says. "It's about enjoying what you're looking at and rendering how you feel about it, using all the colors."