What is this event and how can I participate?
En plein air ( French for 'outdoors'), or plein-air painting, is simply the act of painting outdoors. The idea is to enabled the artist to better capture the changing details of weather and light.
The event will take place in 4 parts.
1) Registration and Entry Fee Payment
2) Event Day Activities
3) Gallery Exhibition
4) Awards Reception and Silent Auction
The painting area should be in locations that celebrate the outdoors and the Year of the Trail.
A few examples are Joseph McDowell Memorial Greenway, Greenlee Park, Fonta Flora Trail, Old Fort Gateway Trails, Catawba Falls, Tom’s Creek Falls, Little Switzerland, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake James, Point Lookout, Peavine Trail
Location options are not limited to these examples.
Go play + paint outside!