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10/06/2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 10/12/2019

Harford Plein Air is a painting competition that involves creating art in the open air. Artists from all over the US are juried into the competition through an application process. The selected artists are invited to paint various outdoor locations in Harford County and submit their paintings to be judged for prestigious awards. The paintings are sold at a gallery sale, with a portion of the art sales benefitting the Maryland Center for the Arts. Schedule for the week is as follows:

Sunday, October 6, 2019:   

  • Juried Artist Check-In:   9am-11am at Lirodendron Mansion  502 W. Gordon St. Bel Air, MD   
  • Art Sale and Reception   1pm-4pm at Liriodendron Mansion 

Monday, October 7, 2019:

  • Second Painting Day throughout Harford County  (Special Painting Locations TBA) 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • ​Third Painting Day throughout Harford County  (Special Painting Locations TBA) 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • Fourth Painting Day throughout Harford County  (Special Painting Locations TBA)    

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Final Painting Day in Harford County  (Special Painting Locations: TBA) 

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Collectors’ Preview Party and Artist Awards Ceremony  6:30 – 9pm   

           Bel Air Armory: 37 N. Main St.  Bel Air, MD
$50 per individual, $75 per couple, counts as a $50 voucher towards painting purchase.
Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres catered by The Main Street Tower Restaurant and view all of the paintings available for sale.
See which paintings win awards and get your first dibs on purchasing your favorite painting!

Saturday, October 12, 2019:

  • Quick Draw Competition  8am – 1pm 

           All Ages Welcome to Register to Paint!
            8:00-9:00am   All Artists Check-In at Table on Left Side of Harford Sheriff’s Office on Main St. in Bel Air
            9:00-11:00am  Painting in downtown Bel Air 
           11:30-1:00pm   Art Sale and Awards Ceremony held along Left Side of Harford Sheriff’s Office (in grassy park and sidewalk)  

          Entry Fees
            $25 for Adults (age 18 and older)
$10 for Students (4th grade – 12th grade)
*Children in 3rd grade and below are welcome to paint for free.
*Online registration is recommended for faster check-in. 

  • Public Gallery Sale of Juried Artists’ Paintings   11am-5pm   Free Admission

          Bel Air Armory:  37 N. Main St.  Bel Air, MD         

Call 443-567-5216 or visit www.mdcenterforthearts.org.



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