Art League of Ocean City’s 2016 Plein Air Event was a huge success! Artists took to the boardwalk, streets, harbors, bay and marshes to participate. “En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air,” used to describe the art of painting outdoors. Plein air events take place wherever the scenery is inspirational, artists congregate to paint it, and watchers gather to see the painters make art right before their eyes.
More than 50 artists painted the picturesque spots of the Ocean City area Thursday through the 2016 event. They gathered at the Arts Center on Saturday to hang their best work for the juried show and wet paint sale.
The event continued with the quick draw competition at South Division St. and the boardwalk on Sunday, where patrons watched artists paint against the clock and purchased artwork right off the easel!
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