The Plein Air Festival & Auction, an ancillary event as part of the Colorado Governor’s Art Show and Sale, has expanded to four locations across Loveland for the free public event Saturday, May 20.
This free family-friendly festival showcases 50 Colorado artists as they masterfully paint works of art open air and on location throughout Loveland. Plein Air is a French term meaning out of doors. The Plein Air Festival hosts artists that have been juried into the 2017 Governor’s Art Show and Sale along with other participating artists. The goal of the event is to celebrate Loveland’s thriving art scene and allow the community to see artists as they produce their work. Locations for 2017 are:
- Downtown Loveland (The blocks of 4th and 5th Street between Jefferson and Railroad)
- Sweetheart City Winery & Event Center, 5500 West Highway 34 (across from Devil’s Backbone)
- Centerra: The outdoor space north of Rangeview Office Campus overlooking Houts Reservoir, Equalizer Lake in Centerra and High Plains Environmental Center.
- The Main Plaza at The Promenade Shops at Centerra and Chapungu Sculpture Park off I-25 and Highway 34.
Once complete, the paintings will be auctioned off at the Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland. The Plein Art Festival and Auction is part of the 26th annual Governor’s Art Show and Sale – the largest juried art show to exclusively feature Colorado artists.
Event Date: May 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Artists working on paintings from 10:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
- Paintings will be auctioned off at the Rialto Theater at 5 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
The Plein Air Festival and Auction and the Governor’s Art Show are presented by Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs, directed by Pam Osborn and endorsed by the Governor of Colorado. All proceeds from the show and the Plein Air auction will benefit Rotary-sponsored charitable projects and causes, including the Thompson Education Foundation.