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Inside the Event: Plein Air Easton’s Collectors’ Preview Party

May 30, 2017 03:36PM ● By Caley Breese

Come out, celebrate, and enjoy the beautiful, scenic artwork from 58 different plein air artists from all over the nation at the Collectors’ Preview Party during the 13th Annual Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival. Enjoy great conversation among friends, artwork, and delicious food and drinks!


The Basics

Date: Friday, July 21st

Time: 7–9 p.m.

Location: Academy Art Museum (106 South Street, Easton) & Waterfowl Festival Building (40 South Harrison Street, Easton)



The Details

What can guests expect? A delightful evening is in store for attendees with the opportunity to view the entire competition exhibit. Be the first to purchase paintings while enjoying great food, wine, and beer, and the company of fellow art-lovers.

Food and drinks? Wine and beer will be available, along with some delectable hors d’oeuvres.

What about parking? Guests will be able to park streetside for this event.

The dress code? The dress code is somewhere along the lines of business casual—women typically wear sundresses or summer slacks, some men wear jackets, oxford shirts and slacks, or dressy shorts with boat shoes. Check out the gallery above for some ideas from last year’s event!

Are tickets still available? Unfortunately, traditional tickets are no longer available for this event. However, according to Plein Air Easton’s website, complimentary tickets to the Collectors’ Preview Party are available to Friends of Plein Air Easton at the Patron, Benefactor & Host levels. To learn more, click here.

Where do the proceeds go? All proceeds benefit the Avalon Foundation, an Eastern Shore non-profit whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the mid-shore region.

Photos by Ted Mueller