Learning how to paint outside at Grosse Point Lighthouse are (from left): Julie Porter, Malik Turley, Liz Brent, Anne Dufresne, Carolyn Gatz, William Turley, instructor Don Yang, Denise Grossman, Joe Patterson, Linda Brown, Jeff Plewa, Deborah Paige Jackson. The class was part of the Evanston’s first Plein Air Festival.

Sunday is the last day of the first Plein Air Art Festival, a juried, invitational event where artists all weekend have been creating, selling and exhibiting art in the Plein Air style, that is, outside.

The festival ends with a competition on Sunday, July 17,  judged by Master Plein Air Painter Don Yang and community members. (Yang also held a class for the community Saturday. July 16, on paining.)

The festival is thanks to Evanston Made and the City of Evanston. Today, there will be a sale of the art and judging:

  • July 17, 1 p.m. – 3p.m. Plein Air Artists Exhibit and Art Sale at Fountain Square in Downtown Evanston.
  • July 17, 3 p.m. -5 p.m., Festival Judging, Awards and Artist Reception, at Fountain Square in Downtown Evanston.

Visit evanstonmade.org for more information on this festival.

Richard Cahan

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