The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 12th Plein Air Weekend is scheduled for August 6 – 7, 2021. Northern Michigan’s premier painting weekend, featuring artists from throughout Michigan and the Midwest, is Glen Arbor Arts Center’s largest fundraiser.
This popular alfresco event takes place throughout Glen Arbor and Empire. Returning in 2021 are the August 6 Quick Draw and August 7 Paint Out events. Due to COVID-19, the Sundowner has been cancelled this year. Online registration opens March 24, 9:30 am. The August 7 Paint Out is limited to 70 artists. Registration takes place online at GlenArborArt.org and continues until full. There is no registration limit for the Quick Draw.
The aim and challenge of the Plein Air Weekend is to “capture the moment,” working quickly to complete a painting. All 2-D works must be initiated and finished on the same day, rain or shine. The artists return to the Glen Arbor Township Hall in the late afternoon to enter their work in the judged exhibit, which the public is invited to attend.
More information about the Plein Art Weekend and registration is available at the GAAC website, GlenArborArt.org. Click on the “For Artists” link.