Celebrate Rivers and Railroads during Snoqualmie Days
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission invites artists of all mediums to attend the Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during Snoqualmie Days (formerly Railroad Days) in Historic Downtown Snoqualmie.
Adult artists of all skill levels – from first-time painters to long-time lovers of the craft – are invited to paint “en plein air,” or in the open air. This year, artists will choose from one of two locations that celebrate the theme “Rivers and Railroads.”
The top three paintings will be displayed from August 22-September 2 in the Falls Compounding Pharmacy at 8112 Railroad Ave for community voting to determine the first, second, and third-place winning artwork.
The first-place winning artwork will be designated as the 2023 Plein Air Paint Out poster with $300 artwork purchase. Second and third-place winners will be awarded $200 and $100 gift certificates respectively to Dick Blick Art Supply. Posters of past years’ winning works will be available for purchase at the Art Gallery of SnoValley at 8130 Railroad Ave SE.
Art on Display at the Railroad Park Gazebo
For participating artists, paintings must be returned to the Railroad Park Gazebo between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Judges will select the top three paintings by 3:30 p.m. Artists will need to pick up works not selected by 4 p.m. The community is invited to view the artwork at the gazebo from 2-4 p.m.
Registration and Requirements
Artists must register to compete. Register in advance by email to email@example.com or on the day of the event from 9 a.m. to noon at the Railroad Park Gazebo, 7971 Railroad Ave. SE (corner of Railroad Ave SE and SE King Street). Artists must check in and have their blank watercolor paper or canvas stamped on the day of the event. Artists’ works must be started the day of the event and completed by 2:30 p.m.
- No business license needed.
- Art sales allowed, but artist must be working onsite throughout the day.
- No commissions taken from paintings sold the day of the event.
- Artists, families, and art enthusiasts are welcome at this free event.
Learn more about the event at snoqualmiewa.gov or email Nicole Wiebe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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