Plein Air Paint Out Starts Today

by Dave on May 7, 2010

From the Rehoboth Art League:

Participating artists in the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) and Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s Paint Out event will be working in their choice of 13 area locations.

“Plein air is in part a spectator sport,” says RAL executive director Karen McGrath. “We want visitors to find and interact with the artists as they paint. This becomes part of the arts festival weekend experience we’re developing.”

The designated artist areas are:

1. Beach block Rehoboth Avenue
2. Second block Rehoboth Avenue – First to Second Streets
3. Third block Rehoboth Avenue – Second Street to Lake Avenue
4. Boardwalk north end – Grenoble to Surfside Place
5. Boardwalk south end — Newcastle to Queen
6. Silver Lake – on Lake Drive and Bayard Avenue
7. Lake Gerar
8. Rehoboth Art League campus
9. State Park north of North Shores – Gordons Pond
10. Funland – Boardwalk at Delaware Avenue
11. Grove Park – Grove Street and Rehoboth Avenue
12. Baltimore Avenue – Boardwalk to Second
13. Wilmington Avenue – Boardwalk to Second

Thirty regional artists have been juried into the event, and from dawn to dusk May 7th and 8th they’ll be “painting out” from the boardwalk to Gordons Pond. Maps will be available at the RAL gallery, the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office and various local businesses.

On Saturday May 7th the beach blocks of Baltimore and Wilmington Avenues will be filled with the bright tents and wares of local artisans from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MOSAIC’s Second Saturday Art Walk will move earlier in the day from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday afternoon, May 9th, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. is the big event of the Rehoboth Arts Festival Weekend with the Paint Out Awards and Exhibit Reception. The event is at the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts, Baltimore Avenue. The Paint Out work will be on display and awards presented. Enjoy wine, mimosas, light fare catered by Eden, and live jazz ($20 per person), while you shop for your favorite painting. This year’s awards judge is Ryan Grover, Curator of the Biggs Museum of American Art.
Paint Out Schedule

Friday, May 7
Paint-Out begins Friday, dawn to dusk. See local artists painting and drawing all around downtown Rehoboth Beach! Get your map at the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach Main Street office, or any participating business (visit again for the list)

Saturday, May 8
Paint-Out continues dawn to dusk Crafts festival on beach blocks of Baltimore and Wilmington Avenues from 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. 12 tents on each Baltimore Ave and Wilmington Ave for artist sales! MOSAIC Second Saturday Art Walk 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Find out more about MOSAIC!Sunday, May 9
Public “Paint Out Speed Sketch” from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Bandstand on Rehoboth Avenue Reception from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. with art sales from productions of our Plein Air artists! Food, drink, awards and a chance to buy your favorite painting. $20 Location TBA

June 4 – July 18
Remaining artwork to be on display/for sale in the Rehoboth Art League Homestead

from http://www.rehobothartleague.org/paintout.htm

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