Spectators are welcome to watch local and student artists meet the challenge of a marathon drawing competition underway at Binghamton University. 

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Artists are drawing with charcoal on large sheets of prepared paper until 10 a.m. February 29 at the B.U. Art Museum.  The drawing began at 10 a.m. February 28.

The models get to take short breaks but the artists are at work during the duration of the marathon.

Prizes of cash and supplies are being awarded to competitors.

This is the fifth year of the competition sponsored by the BU Department of Art and Design, United Health Services, Broome OB-GYN and the Fleishman Career Center for Career and Professional Development.

The art will remain on view in the museum through March 3.