Barriere artists to celebrate 11th World Wide Paint Out

Plein air painting developed in France in the mid 19th Century and is becoming increasingly popular

Margaret Houben

Margaret Houben

The 11th World Wide Paint Out event hosted by International Plein Air Painters is happening simultaneously in international locations this September, and one of these locations is right here in Barriere.

Plein air painting developed in France in the mid 19th Century and is becoming increasingly popular.

Plein air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors.

Their art work is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature.

They use a variety of media, from oils, through watercolors and pastels.

Artists will be gathering at the Barriere Bandshell in Fadear Park on Sept. 12 and 13 to help celebrate the World Wide Paint Out event.

The public will be able to join in the fun by watching individual artists work and moving from painter to painter throughout the day.   Everyone is welcome to come and join in on the fun, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

There will be free coffee available.  You can attend for an hour or two, or stay for the whole day.  Just bring your own chair, painting supplies and lunch (or snack) if you’ll be staying all day.

This event will be happening – rain or shine.  If it is sunny, you can set up your chair anywhere around the park; if it is rainy, then the group will be up on the stage where they can stay dry – so there’s no excuse not to come.

There will also be some plain paper and crayons available for any little ones that might like to try their hand at making some art.

For more information, call Margaret Houben at 250-672-9330.