4th Annual 48 Hour Plein Air Painting Festival

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Friday June 15

12:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

It’s that time of year again!
Time for our 4th Annual 48 Hour Plein Air Painting Festival.  We asked artists to step out of their studios (and comfort zones) to paint all over Des Moines. We’re talking 48 hours worth of local artists, painting all over the community. Right out there, for everyone to see. It has been such an amazing event in the past, that we’re doing it again this year.

In case you forgot, here’s how it works:
Registration: $25 (DMSC provides canvas)
$5 (artist provides canvas)

All skill levels are welcome!
On June 15, artists will pickup their canvas and sign up for their location.
(we’ll have a list of pre-selected spots around Des Moines for you to choose from)
Over the next 48 hours, artists will go to their selected locations and paint whatever they see.
Artists can use any paint medium, and any subject matter within view.
Artists will return their painted canvas to Viaduct Gallery on June 17, by 6pm.

On Monday, June 18th, we will have a reception for our Plein Air artists. All paintings will be displayed, and available for purchase.

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