4th Annual Plein Air Painting Festival Announced

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

4th Annual 48 Hour Plein Air Painting Festival: 48 hours of outdoor painting in your favorite Des Moines location, culminating in an artist reception and art show!

Hosted by the Viaduct Gallery and Sponsored by Visionary Services, Inc. The Plein Air painting event is open to artists of all skill levels.  On Friday June 15th, artists may pick up a canvas from the Viaduct Gallery or chose to use their own.  Completed canvases need to be returned within 48 hours so the gallery show can be hung on the evening of Sunday June 17th. The gallery will be open on Monday June 18th for a special artists event and then it will be open to the public in the evening.  All artwork will be available to purchase by silent auction.

Viaduct Gallery, Visionary Services, and the Des Moines Social Club are proud to support local artists and we are looking forward to another great event in 2018.

Ben Schu Sculpture Park Painting

In 2017 - Local artist Ben Schuh participated in the Plein Air painting event and created this wonderful interpretation of the Nomad sculpture in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.


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