Richmond Welcomes Summer with "Plein Air Richmond" Event This Weekend
"Plein air" painting refers to an artist painting outside or on location. Beginning on June 18 and running through June 23, 47 juried artists from across the country will be participating in Richmond's first Plein Air Richmond event. Artists have been setting up their easels in neighborhoods all over the city since Monday, and their finished pieces will be offered for sale this weekend at the Brazier Gallery, 1616 West Main Street. Proceeds will benefit the Richmond Symphony. A ticketed gala preview will occur at the gallery on Friday, and there will be a community "Fast and Fresh" painting competition on Saturday as painters will work on their canvasses along Richmond's landmark Monument Avenue between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.--literally right outside our own front door! These "wet" paintings will be available for sale directly from the artists' easels! We are so thrilled to live in the midst of Richmond's thriving arts community. For more information, call 804-358-2771 or visit www.pleinairrichmond.com.