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Plein Air on the Art Walk

In 2005, ambitious Arts Council of White Lake - Nuveen Center volunteers set a goal of installing multiple sculptures along the Hart-Montague Bike Trail. Almost 20 years later, there are 19 pieces of public artwork along a 3-mile stretch from Montague to Whitehall. To celebrate these pieces of art and to expand on our annual outdoor art classes and events, the ACWL-Nuveen will be hosting Plein Air on the Art Walk on Saturday, June 22.

The Sailboat/Trees sculpture by George Ramsay located in Covell Park will be our home-base for the event with ACWL-Nuveen providing a canopy tent with coffee, water and snacks. We will kick-off the day with a demonstration by award-winning plein air painter, Eric Michaels at 9:00am. After the demo participants will have approximately 3 hours to create. We'll meet back up at 1:15 to share artwork and to draw the raffle prize winners for two Blick Art Materials $50 gift certificates.

Butterfly Sailboat/Trees Opus in Three Movements

Josh Wambaugh George Ramsay John & Amy Wilkinson

Approximate Schedule:

9:00 - Meet at Covell Park for a demonstration from plein air painter, Eric Michaels.

10:00 - 1:00 - Head out to paint, sketch, and create along the Art Walk. We HIGHLY encourage you to include at least one of the Art Walk sculptures in your artwork, but it is not required.

1:15 - Meet back at the ACWL-Nuveen canopy tent in Covell Park to share your artwork and for a chance to win a $50 Blick Art Materials gift coupon!

Following the event, we hope you'll consider including your finished artwork in our annual Plein Air Exhibition, which will be on display at the ACWL-Nuveen from July 26 through August 31. There is no fee to participate! We will have more information about the exhibit at the Plein Air on the Art Walk event. 


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