The Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), an Artist Group of RAM, announces their 11th Annual Paint Out, April 1 – 10, 2016. Watch them paint en plein air at various outdoor locations, then come see their Paint Out Exhibit at RAM, May 5 – 26, 2016. This year’s theme is “Garden Light”.

The celebration kicks off April 1 at the Riverside Art Museum. The public is invited to check out the art supply vendors on-site from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

From April 2 – 10, artists will paint en plein air in various Inland Empire gardens. These nine days of painting will follow the methods of the French Impressionists who sought to capture the light and atmosphere of the scenes before them.

The culmination of these events is an exhibition at RAM, May 5 – 26. Prizes, including cash, gift certificates, and art products will be awarded on Thursday, May 5. A collectors’ preview is from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., with the open-to-the-public reception, with award announcements, taking place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Event Chair Luz Maria Perez at luzperez2008@sbcglobal.net or 909.225.8306.

Check out their website for more information.

Paint Out Locations

The public is invited to watch these talented plein air artists at work during the Paint-Out at the public locations.

April 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center

April 3, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Private residence

April 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Sherman Gardens Corona Del Mar

April 5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Private residence

April 6, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Wildflower Gardens

April 7, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts

April 8, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Private residence

April 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Victoria Ave. (This is the same day as the 1st Annual Victoria Avenue Day. Between 8 a.m. – 12 noon, there will be free, fun family activities on Victoria Avenue between Central and Van Buren. You can also join Mayor Bailey for a 3-mile walking tour of Victoria Avenue starting at 8 a.m. at Poly High School.

April 10, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.: UCR Botanical Garden

Thank you to the Paint Out Sponsors!

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