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Plein Air Weekend

Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 Plein Air Weekend has been cancelled. However, the GAAC will host an Artist Invitational and Virtual Auction. Watch for more information about this virtual event.

Artists from across Michigan and throughout the Midwest register to participate in this three-day annual fundraiser, which has become one of Michigan’s largest and most popular Paint Outs. The aim and challenge of the Plein Air Weekend are to “capture the moment”, working quickly to complete a painting. All 2-D works must be initiated and finished on the same day, rain or shine. The artists return to GAAC in the late afternoon to enter their work in the judged exhibit in which the public is invited to attend. Plein air painting refers to the technique of painting out-of-doors which was popularized by the French Impressionists in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

2020 Plein Air Weekend: Thursday Sundowner Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus, the Plein Air Weekend has been cancelled. However, the GAAC will host an Artist Invitational and Virtual Auction. Watch for more information about this virtual event.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 Plein Air Weekend: Friday Quick Draw Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus, the Plein Air Weekend has been cancelled. However, the GAAC will host an Artist Invitational and Virtual Auction. Watch for more information about this virtual event.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

2020 Plein Air Weekend: Saturday Paint Out Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus, the Plein Air Weekend has been cancelled. However, the GAAC will host an Artist Invitational and Virtual Auction. Watch for more information about this virtual event.

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