This coming Saturday, September 15th, the Rye Arts Center (RAC) will hold the 7th annual Annual Painters on Location: Plein-ar Paint-out and Live Art Auction.
Between 7am and 3pm, rain or shine, 40 professional artists from the tri-state including local Rye artists Elizabeth Derderian and Sally Tobin, will paint "on location" across various notable spots in Rye and surrounding communities. A public viewing follows at 5pm at the RAC gallery and a live auction is held at 6:15pm. Many paintings are still wet when auctioned.
This writer stumbled across this event last year and saw a few artists painting shoreline scenes at the Marshlands Conservancy. Keep your eyes open next Saturday.
Here is where you might see various live "paint-outs" next Saturday, according to the Rye Arts Center:
-Fishing pier near American Yacht Club
-Rye Nature Center
-Jay Heritage Center
-Rye Town Park/Oakland Beach Duck Pond
-Victorian homes above Milton Harbor
-Rye Green/Rye Library
-Purchase Street (shops)
-Whitby Castle and Rye Golf Club golf course
Larchmont Yacht Club
-Fountain Square (large green with a cast iron fountain at its center, surrounded by mostly gorgeous Victorian houses and a stone-faced church)
-Palmer Avenue (shops)
-Walters Hotdog Stand, Palmer Ave.
-Harbor Island: views of the harbor
-St. Thomas’ Church, Boston Post Rd. opposite Harbor Island.
-Sewage treatment plant (architecturally important)
-Brewer’s Hardware, Boston Post Road
-Methodist Church, Boston Post Road
-Flagler Drive, on Orienta Point
-old train station
In Rye Brook:
-Lyons Park (and historic Old Homestead)
-Manhattanville College’s Reid Castle
-Greenwich Harbor, off Steamboat Rd.
-Bruce Museum and grounds
-Byram Shore Park