Gilmer Arts & Gilmer Chamber present the 4th Annual Plein Air, Art in the Mountains celebrating open air painting at some of Gilmer County’s most beautiful sites.
Regional arts, working outdoors, “en plein air” in and around Gilmer County over a three-day weekend beginning Friday June 8, and ending Sunday June 10, 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 9th, 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.
In addition to the adult Quick Draw competition, Gilmer Arts will host a youth version of the event on Saturday morning June 9. Area children and youth, 8-18 will paint or draw in a timed challenge, from which winners in 3 age categories will be selected.
Portions of the proceeds from sale of the artwork will benefit Gilmer Arts and 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.
Schedule of Events
8:30 am – 4:00 pm | Artists “en plein air” at the venues
8:30 am – 2:00 pm | Artist “en plein air” at the venues
10:00 am – 11:30 pm | Student “Quick Draw” Paint Challenge County Park
11:30am | Awards Presentation
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Adult “Quick Draw” challenge at Chateau Meichtry
5:30pm | Award Presentation
8:30 am – 1:00 pm | Artist “en plein air” at the venues
2:30 pm – 6pm | Live Auction and Reception at Gilmer Arts
Public Sneak Peak – 2:30pm
Award Presentation – 3:00pm
Auction Begins – 3:10pm
Venues include downtown Ellijay, Chateau Meichtry, JD Reece Orchards, River Park/Veteran’s Memorial Park, Harrison Park, and Mountain Valley Farm. For more information, call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.