Centuries-old plein air painting was made into an art form by the French Impressionists. It’s all about stepping out of your studio to paint or draw in the out-of- doors. The Impressionists were fascinated by the ephemeral qualities of the changing light and wanted to capture it on canvas. At this same time, transportable paint tubes and the box easel became available which allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is French for “in the open air.”
You Are Invited!!
Please join the artists throughout the day to watch the progress as the plein air painters "Paint the Town." Then come to the reception at the Greenhouse of Highland in the evening to see all of the finished pieces and purchase paintings that you like. There will also be a booth of the paintings at Art in the Park for your viewing and purchase.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, October 8
6 am - 8 am Check-in
6 am - 6 pm Painting time
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Reception & Purchase Awards
Downtown Highland and the 4 blocks around it
City Hall & Clock Tower
The Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library
The Lory Theater
US Post Office
Any other location you might choose in downtown Highland