Plein Air, Art in the Mountains

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GILMER ARTS IN COOPERATION WITH GILMER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS:

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.

This 3-day outdoor painting event highlights the many views and vistas of Ellijay and Gilmer County.  Painting sites will include Ott Farms and Vineyard, Chateau Meichtry Vineyard and Winery, BJ Reece Orchards, Mountain Valley Farms, and the Falling Waters property of Frenda & Gary Powers

Portions of the proceeds from sale of the artwork will benefit Gilmer Arts in its mission to provide opportunities and access to the arts in our community.

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.

For more information, please contact Tony Szep, artist coordinator 706.669.5333 gallerydirector@gilmerarts.com, or visit the Gilmer Arts website www.gilmerarts.com      

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Sharon Watkins 706.669.9801 sharonwatkins@gmail.com