Plein Air, Art in the Mountains

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Plein Air, Art in the Mountains 2019

Ellijay, GA –Gilmer Arts is proud to host the 5th annual “Plein Air, Art in the Mountains
Regional artists, working outdoors, "en plein air" in and around Gilmer County over a three-day weekend beginning Friday June 7th, and ending Sunday June 9th, creating art based on the stunning views and vistas of the beautiful north Georgia mountains. Works created during the event will be offered for purchase at the closing reception, during a live auction hosted at the Gilmer Arts Link Gallery, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA. In addition to the reception and live auction, other events a “Quick Draw” painting competition on the afternoon of the 8th, the selection of “Best in Show” winner, and more. Works created by the artist in advance of the auction will also be on sale at the Gallery during the 3 days of the event.
Sites included in the list of plein air locations include Chateau Meichtry Vineyard and Winery, Ott Farms and Vineyard, Mountain Valley Farm, BJ Reece Orchards, Falling Waters/Clear Creek, and downtown Ellijay. These locations provide the artists with beautiful mountain vistas, landscapes, rivers and streams and/or architecture.
The public is invited to visit each of the plein air locations, watch the artists as they work, enjoy and purchase the artwork, participate in the live auction, and enjoy the beauty that is Gilmer County.
Portions of the proceeds from sale of the artwork will benefit Gilmer Arts in its mission to provide adult and youth opportunities and access to the arts in our community.
For more information, please contact Tony Szep, event coordinator 706.669.5333,, or visit the Gilmer Arts website
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Sharon Watkins 706.669.9801