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Gallery500 Artists Host Live Painting Sessions to Celebrate Racing Season Start

Gallery500 Artists Host Live Painting Sessions to Celebrate Racing Season Start
Fine Artist Bill Patterson to Paint Guitar for Multi-Platinum ACM, CMA, CMT and
Billboard Music Award-Winning Artist Luke Combs

Editor’s note: Hi-res images of J Scott Nicol’s racing painting can be downloaded here.

WHAT: Gallery500 will host two artists for live painting sessions ahead of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and DAYTONA Speedweeks. J Scott Nicol, a local artist, will complete a custom painting dedicated to NASCAR and the storied history of racing in the Daytona Beach area while fine artist Bill Patterson will paint an acoustic guitar that will be presented by Daytona International Speedway to country music performing artist Luke Combs during the pre-race festivities for the DAYTONA 500.

Nicol will begin his live painting during a VIP reception at Gallery500 on January 29 and unveil the piece on February 12, during a special event at Gallery500. The painting will be a six-book original oil. Nicol will also create a limited amount of artist proof Giclees and signed / numbered Giclees available for sale.

At the February 12 event, acclaimed fine artist Bill Patterson will host a live painting of the Gibson G-45 Studio guitar that Daytona International Speedway will present to Luke Combs, the performing artist of the pre-race concert at the DAYTONA 500.

WHO:J Scott Nicol, a New Smyrna Beach-based oil painter
Internationally-acclaimed fine artist Bill Patterson who specializes in live painting

WHEN: Friday, January 29; 6-9 p.m. – $25 donation to The NASCAR Foundation includes VIP reception
Friday, February 12; 5-8 p.m. – open to the public

WHERE: Gallery500 in Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA
1870 Victory Circle, Suite H810
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these events will be held in accordance with enhanced health protocols and procedures to provide a safe environment for guests, employees and the local community. While indoors, all guests will be required to wear face coverings while maintaining social distancing.

Guests are welcome to visit during Gallery500’s normal business hours Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., and Monday by appointment. For additional information, please contact Gallery Director Amber O’Neal, (386) 262-1912, or by email at

WHY: Gallery500 features artists and fine art year-round that proudly celebrates the Daytona Beach area’s unique racing heritage as the birthplace of NASCAR.

About Gallery500
Opened in 2019, Gallery500 is a contemporary fine art gallery located in ONE DAYTONA’s high-energy Victory Circle just below The DAYTONA, a AAA Four-Diamond Autograph Collection hotel. Gallery500 celebrates Daytona Beach’s local culture, budding art scene, and contemporary art on a national scale. The Gallery pays tribute to the destination’s auto racing history as well as its beach known as the “World’s Most Famous Beach”. Gallery500 combines the quality and presentation of a fine art museum with the approachable and friendly nature of a local art fair by showcasing new artwork every two months and hosting a variety of community-oriented events and activities. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook or Instagram (