On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 artists participating in the Augusta Plein Air Art Festival will spend the day painting in and around New Melle. This will be the third time New Melle has participated in Augusta’s Plein Air event; and we are are thrilled to host the artists in our community once again.
This year, the artists registration, and the evening reception and art sale will be held at Fireside Bar and Grill. Artists will register in the morning, then spend the afternoon painting. The artists select for themselves what and where they wish to paint – they might choose a landscape, an old barn or historic building, a porch or garden, or anything that strikes their interest.
The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. Paintings created during the day will be on display and ready for purchase. A $500 purchase award will be presented to a participating artist by Peoples Savings Bank. The New Melle Chamber of Commerce will provide commemorative wine glasses to the artists. The public is invited to attend.
Zak Barnes painting on Holt Road, 2015.