Art Show & Sale Saturday, September 11, 6-9 PM Artists paint en plein air on Chincoteague and Assateague September 4 through 11 Registration is limited to the first 50 artists who sign up on June 1st, beginning at 1 pm. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org request an invitation to register.
Each year, the 2nd week of September brings more than 50 fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to paint en plein air (French for painting outdoors) on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. On Saturday evening, their work is displayed for sale at a show that is free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Come early; pieces sell quickly! A portion of the artwork sales goes to help the CCA promote the arts on the island.
Plus, Quick Draw Contest, Thursday, September 10 - Open to all Artists - Registration fee is $5. Artists will be painting in and around Robert Reed Park from 1-3 pm. It's a great opportunity to watch how different artists interpret the same scenes. Paintings will be judged at 3 pm and after prizes are awarded, they will be available for sale until 4 pm. Artists who are not registered for the entire Plein Air event are welcome to participate - just show up at 12:30 pm.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS At this time, we plan to require masks indoors as required by local Covid restrictions. This may change by September. A cash bar will be on an outside patio where free canapés will be served and masking will be optional.
Art Show Location The Chincoteague Center 6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island Plenty of Free Parking