Friday morning, May 13, 2016 – Paint Historic Waxahachie artists kick off a week-long painting “marathon”. The downtown business district and Saturday’s Farmers Market is the destination of the event artists as well as along the streets of the city’s historic neighbor-hoods. http://elliscountyart.net/blog/104811/11th-annual-paint-historic-waxahachie. Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association.
ARTIST INFORMATION: http://elliscountyart.net/event/41279/paint-historic-waxahachie
Check in: 113 W. Franklin Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165.Artists must have their painting support authenticated with the official event stamp for paintings to qualify for the exhibition & sale.
Entry Fee: $60
Open to any artist using Plein Air technique in all fine art mediums.
This 11th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie’s historic downtown and residential districts.
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EXPERIENCE THE ART!
MAY 13 THROUGH MAY 22, 2016
“SUN-UP TO SUN-DOWN” DAILY
SEE ARTISTS PAINTING ON LOCATION THROUGHOUT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE!
PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW AND PURCHASE IN THE “WET PAINT” ROOM
AT ART ON THE SQUARE SHOWROOM & GALLERY – 113 WEST FRANKLIN – 972-937-3414
So….what’s a paint out? En plein aire is a French phrase meaning “in the open air”. Commonly known as a “paint out”, a plein aire event is an interactive encounter with art and artists, stimulating curiosity, inquiry and reflection.
Painting on location from start to finish, the artist is doing more than merely painting outdoors; the artist is capturinga moment in time. Celebrating the art, history and architecture of Waxahachie, our plein air event allows visitors and locals alike the unique opportunity to learn about outdoor painting, support art education in the community, and meet some of the best plein air artists in Texas.
FREE ART EVENT FOR KIDS!
SATURDAY MAY 21 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM “PLEIN AIR–THE NEXT GENERATION”
UNDER THE AWNING IN FRONT OF ART ON THE SQUARE GALLERY. FREE ACTIVITY: KIDS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO PAINT “EN PLEIN AIR” (ON LOCATION) WITH THE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS OF PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE ON THE SIDEWALK AT 113 W. FRANKLIN. ALL SUPPLIES FURNISHED ON A 1ST COME, 1ST SERVE BASIS.
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – EASELS ON THE SQUARE! PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE ARTISTS PARTICIPATE IN A “QUICK PAINT” AS THEY DEMONSTRATE THEIR PAINTING SKILLS ALL AROUND THE COURT HOUSE SQUARE. LOOK FOR YOUR FAVORITE PAINTER AND CHEER THEM ON. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WATCH A PAINTING FROM START TO FINISH.
NOON – 1:30 PM – “QUICK PAINT SHOW & SILENT AUCTION SALE” ARTISTS DISPLAY “WET” PAINTINGS IN FRONT OF ART ON THE SQUARE. AT 1:30, THE AUCTION ENDS AND HIGHEST BIDDER IS NOTIFIED.
“WET PAINT” EXHIBITION & SALE CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY.
Over 200 original paintings created during this 10 day event will be available for purchase. We hope you will drop by – – and perhaps purchase a painting. Artists will be in attendance This is a great opportunity to take home a permanent reminder of a magical experience