By Marissa Hatlen
The Plein Air Festival this week offers locals and visitors the opportunity to watch top artists from all around the country at their craft. The festival has events throughout the week, including Art and All That Jazz, where attendees can meet this year’s artists while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and live jazz music. On Saturday, the artists will complete the Quick Paint challenge, finishing artwork in less than three hours to be auctioned immediately after. Kay McKinley, Director of Public Programs at the Peninsula School of Art, says this event is a treat for the artists as well as for art fans.
Kids can join in on another Quick Paint Saturday afternoon and create art alongside the artists for $5. Saturday evening, the festival will end on the free Open-Door Celebration where visitors can view and purchase art from the festival’s featured artists. For more information on the festival, you can view schedule information below.