Painters from across Michigan and the Midwest will converge on Glen Arbor on August 6th and August 7th for the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 12th Annual Plein Air Weekend. This year, the event will be highlighted by two outdoor painting competitions and two exhibitions of original work. The public is welcome to watch the artists in action.
The weekend’s culminating event, the Paint Out exhibit and sale, is Saturday, August 7th. It features work by 70 artists who registered early to be included in this all-day painting event. The evening viewing and sale takes place from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. More than 100 works of art will be exhibited and offered for sale on a first-come-first-served basis (at the sound of the gong at 5:45 PM). Margaret Tvedten, artist and owner of Tvedten Fine Art gallery in Harbor Springs, will judge and award cash prizes for the paintings including the Amy L. Clark-Carels $1,000 first place prize. Entry to Saturday evening's show and sale is ticketed. Tickets will be $10 per person and and will be available at the door. Children under 12 are free.
The Plein Air Weekend is a major fundraising event for the Glen Arbor Art Center. Proceeds from the sale of the paintings benefit the participating artists and the Glen Arbor Arts Center.