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Caution: Wet Paint in Rye

Rye_art_center_paintout_at_marshlanThis 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:

In Rye:
-Fishing pier near American Yacht Club
-Marshlands Conservancy
-Rye Nature Center
-Jay Heritage Center
-Rye Town Park/Oakland Beach Duck Pond
-Playland
-Milton Harbor/Marina
-Victorian homes above Milton Harbor
-Wainwright House
-Knapp House
-Rye Green/Rye Library
-Purchase Street (shops)
-Whitby Castle and Rye Golf Club golf course
-Kirby Lane

In Larchmont:
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)
-Manor Park
-Palmer Avenue (shops)
-Walters Hotdog Stand, Palmer Ave.

In Mamaroneck:
-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

In Harrison:
-old train station

In Rye Brook:
-Crawford Park

In Portchester:
-Lyons Park (and historic Old Homestead)
-Greyrock area

In Purchase:
-Pepsico
-Westchester Airport
-Manhattanville College’s Reid Castle

In Greenwich:
-Greenwich Harbor, off Steamboat Rd.
-Bruce Museum and grounds
-Byram Shore Park

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