Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival March 7 – 15 Offers Five Days Of Activities For All Ages

This March, members of the community will have the opportunity to join 35 award-winning artists as they compete for over $15,000 in prizes and awards in The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival. The Festival takes place from March 7 – 15, starting with a Kids’ Paint Out, Painting vintage cars, a Collectors’ Party, and Battle of the Brushes contest. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here. Get your calendars out for five full days of plein air!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 7  – Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

Paintings displayed and for sale

at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

 

 

Artists painting throughout Palm Beach

and

Martin counties

 

 

 

 Free to the public

 

 

 

Collectors’ Party

Friday, March 13, 2020

5-9 PM

$50*

*Ticket price may be used toward the purchase of a painting.

 

 

 

For all of the details and more information about the artists

 www.LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101

 

 

Chris Kling at Hobe Sound Beach 2019 photo by Jennifer Chaparro

 

 

 

“Painting ‘en plein air’ is simply painting outdoors,” said Allie Snyder, the Plein Air Festival Coordinator for the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

Manon Sander at Juno Beach Pier photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings as they are created.

 

 

Lon Brauer Painting at Sunrise 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

The festival will officially begin March 7th and run through March 15th with plenty of opportunities to view and purchase the fresh paintings.  There will be a series of events, workshops and demonstrations by juried artists during the festival.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

  • Saturday March 7th a Kids’ Paint Out will take place from 10 am – Noon at Constitution Park in Tequesta (free but registration required).
  • Saturday March 7th Teen Master Class, 1 – 3 pm  at the School of Art on Seabrook Road
  • Paint Out 9 – 2 pm (formerly known as the Quick Draw) challenge on Sunday, March 8th at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Flagler Park in West Palm Beach.
  • Monday – Friday, March 9 – 13 Five-day-long Festival Paint Out with juried artists at locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties
  • Monday – Thursday, March 1 – 12  Demos by juried artists at specific times and locations.
  • Wednesday, March 11 5:30 – 7:30 pm Artist Meet & Greet reception at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Friday, March 13 from 5 – 9 pm Collectors Party and Sale where the paintings produced throughout the five days will be judged and awarded. This is the first chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. 
  • Saturday, March 14  1 – 3 pm “Battle of the Brushes.” Watch three teams of five artists create paintings together.
  • Sunday, March 15 (Time TBD) Painting vintage cars on display at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 the Gallery is open to view and purchase the full exhibition of plein air paintings.

 

“We are fortunate to have such talented artists painting here in Palm Beach and Martin counties,” says Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We are always excited to learn where these remarkable artists choose to paint in our area and how they interpret and create what we look at every day.”

The Gallery will be open free of charge to the public throughout the week of the Festival. The Collectors’ Party on Friday, March 13th, is a ticketed event where the guests will get the first choice of the paintings that the artists have reserved for judging in the contest. Tickets are $50 which includes talking one-on-one with the artists and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The cost of the tickets can be used toward the purchase of a painting during the evening.

The Battle of the Brushes will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Gallery. Three teams of five juried artists will each have 15 minutes to paint on the same canvas, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will be available for purchase. It is captivating to watch the individual creative styles of the artists as they interpret the image onto canvas. 

The Festival has grown in the past six years into one of the premier gatherings in the country. Artists from around the country are excited to participate in the contest, with over 130 applying this past year for the 35 juried spots. 

 

 

 

Tara Will 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737 

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm  

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Makes Atlantic Avenue One Large Gallery Of Over 300 Artists

Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach celebrates a 30-year tradition of free access to fine art and fine craft in an outdoor setting, with Howard Alan Events.  Over 300 local, national, and international artists will display their works in all mediums and price points on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 – 20

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 to A1A

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

CT fiber artist Jeanne Melillo creates one of a kind sculptural table art construction incorporating black and white tweed, flat stones and metal rings.

 

 

 

Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene and offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent piece.

 

 

 

GA mixed-media artist Diane Ahrens incorporates forged glass, palette knife, oil, metal and leaf to create stunning, three-dimensional wall art.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by Howard Alan Events

Juried outdoor art showcase

Original Art Handmade in America

300+ exhibitors

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly  – leashed pets 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

Carol Adams of Lake Worth designs and hand-shapes each original piece of jewelry.

 

 

 

 

As investment in the arts transformed downtown Delray Beach from blight to beauty, and crime-ridden to #1 All American City, the annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts has been a part of that transformation. This year, Atlantic Avenue celebrates three decades of the award-winning, free event during the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. More than 300 local, national and international artists will display their works across all mediums in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Taking place January 19 – 20 from 10 am to 5 pm both days, residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll in the beautiful Florida winter weather and enjoy eye-popping art. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one-of-a-kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.

 

 

 

WI painter Marc Anderson uses old-world techniques for each impressionistic piece.

 

 

“The Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts has become what the Las Olas Art Fair is to downtown Fort Lauderdale – iconic,” says founder and producer Alan. “Artists plan their years around this event, and visitors will schedule their vacations around it as well. We are so grateful to have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the local economy and to the Downtown Development Authority, because they have helped us produce a nationally recognized show while supporting the lives of the artists and the local store owners for thirty years,” continues Alan. “It is an honor to be a part of the growth and prosperity of beautiful downtown Delray Beach.”

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986