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5th annual Glen Arbor Paint Out/Plein Aire Weekend

The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) annual Plein Art Weekend is scheduled for August 2-3. Artists from across Michigan and throughout the Midwest are registered to participate in this 5th annual event, which has become one of Michigan’s largest and most popular Paint Outs.

On Friday, August 2, a Quick Draw features artists who will “Paint the Town”, capturing the charm of Glen Arbor and its iconic places to visit, in just two hours. Watch the artists at work and then join the fun at the Quick Sale at the Glen Arbor Township Hall from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free Admission.

On Saturday, August 3, the main event, the Plein Air Paint Out, begins early in the morning. Sixty pre-accepted painters will have their canvasses date stamped and then head off to find their idyllic spots and set up their easels for the day. The aim and challenge of a Plein Air Paint Out is to “capture the moment”, working quickly to complete a painting. All 2-D works must be initiated and finished on this one day — rain or shine.

The artists return to GAAA in the late afternoon to enter their work in the judged exhibit. This year’s juror is Chicago artist and Leelanau resident, Hank (Chips) Feeley. The Wet Painting Sale and Reception opens to the public and the works are offered on a first-come basis when the gong sounds at 5:45, sharp. The event is at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 South Lake Street, Glen Arbor, and is a benefit for the art association.

Admission is $10 per person, and includes a wine sampling and appetizers from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For more information call the GAAA at 231/334-6112 or visit their website.

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