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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Paint The Town

Celebrate spring with the 15th annual Plein Air Paint Out, First Brush of Spring, from April 18-20, in New Harmony, Ind. Each year, this historic town attracts more than 200 artists of all ages. The Paint Out turns the entire town into an art gallery, as art exhibits, art events, and artists paint the town. All events are open to the public.

Events begin Wednesday, April 17, at the annual Field to Finish exhibit. The exhibit is held at the Hoosier Salon Gallery, 507 Church St., from 5-7 p.m. This reception and festival create a great opportunity to meet and greet the artists.

The following day, Thursday, April 18, artists can participate in the Quick Draw event. Artists bring a blank canvas to the Holy Angels Community Center at 5 p.m. After two hours of creative work, the drawings will be judged and awards will be handed out at the reception.

All the art festivities conclude on Saturday, April 20, with the Plein Air Paint Out annual art sale at the Ribeyre Centre, at the corner of Main and Tavern streets. The art sale lasts from 9 a.m. to noon and offers the public the opportunity to purchase the art created at the Paint Out. Later that day, at 2:30 p.m., the First Brush of Spring awards program will begin in front of the Holy Angels Community Center.

For more information on the Young Artist Competition, see our Guide.

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