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Plein Air Adkins

November 4, 2023

Plein Air Adkins is a one-day plein air paint-out, exhibit, and sale where artists paint at the Arboretum in the morning and then exhibit and sell their work in the afternoon. The juror is Alison Berry, a painter who exhibits in Maryland and Virginia and has participated and placed in numerous plein air events. 

The event is open to any artist who wishes to participate. Registration for artists is $15 through October 1 and $20 thereafter. Artists may register in advance or on the day of the event. Click here for regulations and to register.

The public is invited to explore the Arboretum's woodland, meadows, and wetland while watching the artists paint, then enjoy the exhibit and sale with live music by Fine Times. The day is free for observers. Click here to register.

Beltway Bistro and Blue Monkey Street Tacos food trucks and Ten Eyck Brewery will have food and drink for sale beginning at 11 a.m. Plein Air Adkins will take place in light rain or shine. In the event of heavy rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, November 5.

Participating Artists (as of 9/13/23)