A Plein Air Event Join us in historic Cedarburg for the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin. Meet and mingle with artists as they paint before your eyes! Enjoy a gallery exhibition and sale and take home a fresh work of art to add to your collection.
Cedarburg Artists Guild will host the 18th annual Paint Cedarburg: Plein Air painting event, June 3 – 9, 2018. 150 plein air artists will roam our charming city capturing your favorite historical structures, favorite coffee shops and picturesque countryside with oils, watercolors, and pastels. Recognized as the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin, these nationally recognized and local artists will leave the comforts of their studios and spend 5 days painting outside ... rain or shine. The public is encouraged to interact with the artists as they paint or simply marvel at their creativity.
Plein Air – a French expression meaning “in the open air”— describes the practice of artists painting outdoors with the subject directly in view rather than in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.
Schedule of Events Fresh from Cedarburg Sunday, June 3 In this one-day event, 150 artists and spectators are immersed in the creative process. See the scenes and how the artists interpret them. Watch hundreds of paintings come to life before your eyes!
8am – 2:30pm Watch artists as they paint in historic downtown Cedarburg
3 – 5pm View every painting created on this day as they are exhibited on the lawn of City Hall. Purchase a work of art right off the easel on which it was painted. Meet the artists and learn more about their process. Cedarburg City Hall Lawn, W63 N645 Washington Ave, Cedarburg
Opening Party and Sale Friday, June 8, 6 – 9pm Enjoy a lovely exhibition and sale while viewing the paintings that were created during the week. Meet the artists, ask them about their creative process, and purchase a work of art to add to your collection. An award ceremony will begin at 6:30. Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg Exhibit and Sale Saturday, June 9, 10am – 5pm The works of art from this week-long event will be on display for viewing and purchasing. Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Paint Cedarburg Event. We have received 150 submissions and are no longer accepting additional entries at this time.
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