PITTSBURG — Have you ever wanted to paint a bench?

SEK Art Fest is calling for artists for a unique opportunity to paint benches.

Artists have until Mar. 2 to submit up to three southeast Kansas-themed design ideas, and all submissions are free.

Although three ideas may be submitted, artists will be selected to decorate one bench, SEK Artist Relations Jenna Spencer said.

Selected artist will be paid $500 upon the completion of the bench.

People can email Spencer at sekartfest@gmail.com  or call Spencer at 620-231-7827 to receive an application. Ideas will be submitted digitally.

The decorated benches will revealed in July at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and will be auctioned off on Labor Day at Memorial Auditorium.

Spencer said there are still underwriter opportunities, and people interested will have an option to purchase the bench for a greater price. People can contact Spencer for more information on underwriting.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.