The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 12th annual Plein Air Weekend opens August 6 with the Quick Draw. Artists will fan out around Glen Arbor and create in a designated two-hour period of time work to this year’s theme: “Capturing Village Life: Images of Empire and Glen Arbor.” The public is welcome to watch the artists in action.
The weekend’s culminating event, the Paint Out exhibit and sale, is Saturday, August 7. It features work by 70 artists who registered early to be included in this all-day painting event. The evening viewing and sale is 5:30 – 7 pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. More than 100 works of art will be exhibited and offered for sale on a first-come basis (at the sound of the gong at 5:45). 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 and and available at the door. Children under 12 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 artist and the GAAC. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Northwoods Hardware Home & Garden, Sleeping Bear Gallery, Becky Thatcher, Crystal River Outfitters, Leelanau Vacation Rentals, and Serbin Real Estate.