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A Unique Festival Lands at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival as a part of BRAHM Community Week. With Blowing Rock as the epicenter for this festival, artists are invited to take advantage of the beautiful High Country setting, set up their easels, and paint “en plein air.”

This festival will take place on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th with a “Wet Paint Show & Sale” happening on the evening of July 14th at BRAHM. During the Wet Paint Show & Sale, public voting for awards in the People's Choice category will take place. Additionally, awards will be presented in the Artist's Choice category. Join featured artists Kim Abernethy, Kevin Beck, Joe Miller, Dwight Rose, and Jeremy Sams as they paint beautiful Blowing Rock.

Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is organized by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, a non-profit arts organization established in 1999 to promote visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions, and significant permanent collections.

Registered artists must check in at BRAHM to have their canvas or paper stamped prior to beginning work. The festival will include artist awards and an opportunity to sell work created during the event to the public.

On July 13th, the starting day of the event, artists will check in at BRAHM beginning at 9:00 AM. There will be a welcome cocktail reception for registered artists, sponsors, and BRAHM members on the evening of July 13th. The festival will conclude on the evening of July 14th with an exhibition and sale of the art created over the two days of painting.

Artists may paint at a variety of locations of their choosing within a defined area surrounding the town of Blowing Rock. All paintings must be done “en plein air” during the days of the event without the aid of photography, and with a 16" X 20" maximum artwork size. All submitted artwork, up to a maximum of two paintings, will be available for sale at the exhibition and sale. Any unsold art must be collected by the artist at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Hands-on plein air workshops will also be held at BRAHM in the week preceding the festival.

CityPark View South, an extraordinary blend of comfortable and convenient apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina, would like to remind our friends and neighbors of this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, July 14, 2018—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
lowing Rock Art & History Museum
159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

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