"6x6" display, sale this Sunday at Parkersburg Arts Center

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) Earlier this year, people across the country were given a task: create a piece of artwork on a canvas only six inches long and six inches wide.

That artwork is now on display at the Parkersburg Art Center, and Sunday afternoon, it will be put up for sale to the public to raise funds for the art center.

The miniature paintings come from 37 states-including West Virginia-and from local residents.

In all, more than 2,500 pieces of work were submitted, with some artists creating more than one.

"People said, 'well, I'll paint one', then they came back and got more canvasses and they painted 25," event organizer Dorsey Northrup said Wednesday. "But we just love it that people painted one, or did a drawing, or whatever they did. They can be paper art or any number of things."

Northrup says students from nine local high schools and three area colleges were among the artists.

The art center is holding an exhibit and fundraiser this Sunday. It begins at 1 P.M., with the sale getting under way at 2 P.M.