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2ND ANNUAL PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL March 12 – 15 at Lighthouse ArtCenter

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Start:
March 12, 2015 9:00 am
End:
March 15, 2015 3:00 pm
Cost:
Varies: Free, $5, $50
Venue:
Lighthouse ArtCenter
Phone:
561-746-3101
Address:
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373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL, United States, 33469

Last year’s #1 live art event returns for another four-day festival celebrating the excitement of plein air painting. Local and visiting artists travel around our beautiful county to capture the essence of nature in natural light, while special events invite everyone to join in the celebration. Events include:

THURSDAY, MARCH 12:
Kids Paint Out: 1 pm – 3 pm. FREE.
Grown-ups can’t have all the fun! Kids are invited to take a stroke at painting en plein air as the festival kicks off. Location: Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.

Meet the Artists: 5 pm – 7 pm.
Participating juried artists are the stars of the evening as they hold Q&A’s on plein air painting and meet with the public and collectors.
Members free; Nonmembers $5, Children (12 & under) free, Saturdays free.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 and SATURDAY, MARCH 14:
Artist Demonstrations: 9 am – 4 pm. FREE.
The public is invited to watch the creations in progress by the talented plein air artists at work in each selected designation: Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and Society of the Four Arts Garden.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13: Peek at the Day’s Paintings: 6 – 7 pm. FREE.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14:
Collectors’ Preview and Cocktail Reception: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Lighthouse ArtCenter is a haven for discerning collectors and interior designers, and this is the coveted chance to be the first to view, and to purchase the day’s completed works of plein air art.
Tickets are $50 each, which includes a $50 art purchase certificate.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15:
Quick Draw Contest: 9 am – Noon. FREE.
All artists are invited to register for this lightning-fast contest taking place in picturesque Dubois Park. Who has the fastest hand in the East? Find out during this “battle of the brushes!”

Awards Reception and Art Sale: 3 pm – 6 pm. FREE.
Join the artists as the panel of judges decides the best of the plein air pieces. This is also the chance for the general public to snap up a personal masterpiece.

MARCH 15- MARCH 28:
Exhibition of Festival’s Plein Air Paintings.
Members free; Nonmembers $5, Children (12 & under) free, Saturdays free.


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