4th Annual Estes Valley Plein Air Art Center kicks off August 20 with Quick Paint – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

The place: Riverside/Hix Plaza.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – Noon.

Quick Paint is an event that challenges participating artists to create a work of art in 90 minutes. The public is invited to wander around and observe the work of these artists. At the end of the painting period, the resulting paintings will be displayed for viewing and judging between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Then the fun begins as an auction will be conducted by Marissa Walters to sell all of the artwork. art created as well as wine. with a special Estes Valley Plein Air label courtesy of Snowy Peaks Winery.

Estes Valley Plein Air is a national show in which 35 artists have been selected to participate. They represent not only CO, but also VA, TX, UT, NM, WI, CA, OR, NY, IL, LA, ID, MO, OH and MT. They are given a 50 mile radius from Estes Park to paint. There will be a Group Paint Out at MacGregor Ranch and night and miniature painting challenges. An opening gala and awards ceremony will take place on August 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Wine and refreshments will be served