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Plein Air Events 2021

This July we will be hosting multiple events focused on creating en Plein Air. Painting “en plein air” became popularized by French Impressionists who left the confines of their studios to paint “in the open air”. With these events, we are inviting you to CREATE en Plein Air, whether it be painting, composing, writing poetry or any other art form.


The Plein Air open call exhibition will be held August 3 - September 11. Entry forms are available here

  • Sketching the Soul of a Tree
    Jul 31, 2021, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Whitehall, 106 E Colby St, Whitehall, MI 49461, USA
    Through a focus on trees, participants will learn techniques for creating form and depth and adding interest and texture. Ages 16+
  • Art on the Farm
    Jul 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Lundell Farms, 4669 Lorenson Rd, North Muskegon, MI 49445, USA
    Bring your art supplies for a day of exploration and creating at the beautiful Lundell Farms in North Muskegon. 18+
  • Meinert Park Sketch Workshop
    Jul 22, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Meinert Park, 8390 Meinert Park Rd, Michigan 49437, USA
    Enjoy an evening at Meinert Park while learning how to capture a quick nature sketch. Age 16+, younger children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Summer Art Camp: Trees with Personality
    Jul 20, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center, 106 E Colby St, Whitehall, MI 49461, USA
    In this 3-day camp, students will take a closer look at trees and discover how to capture them in a drawing or painting. 2:00 - 3:30pm, July 20-22, ages 12-17
  • Intro to Plein Air Painting
    Jul 15, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Whitehall, 106 E Colby St, Whitehall, MI 49461, USA
    Learn the fundamentals of plein air watercolor painting with artist Lori McElrath-Eslick. Ages 16+
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