Plein Air Weekend

10th Annual Plein Air WeekendArtists from across Michigan and throughout the Midwest register to participate in this three-day annual event, which has become one of Michigan’s largest and most popular Paint Outs. The aim and challenge of the Plein Air Weekend is to “capture the moment”, working quickly to complete a painting. All 2-D works must be initiated and finished on the same day, rain or shine. The artists return to GAAC in the late afternoon to enter their work in the judged exhibit in which the public is invited to attend. Plein-air painting refers to the technique of painting out-of-doors which was initiated by the French Impressionists in the mid-nineteenth century.


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Plein Air Weekend: Sundowner

The kick-off event of the 10th annual Plein Art Weekend is the Sundowner – a challenging painting opportunity that features artists capturing the beauty and awe of the sunset…

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2018 Plein Air Weekend Quick Draw
Friday, August 3, 2018

Plein Air Weekend: Quick Draw & Quick Sale

The second event in the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 10th annual Plein Air Weekend is the popular Quick Draw. This painting activity finds more than 70 artists…

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2018 Plein Air Weekend Paint Out
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Plein Air Weekend: Paint Out and Sale

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 10th annual Plein Air Weekend culminates with the main event, the Paint Out event and sale on Saturday, August 4.

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