Beginning today, June 20, you’re invited to stroll through historic downtown Frederick and watch artists work their magic – outside – on canvas during Easels in Frederick, a juried plein air event hosted by The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center.
The event features “thirty high-quality artists from nine states and DC who must work quickly to capture a live scene,” says Easels in Frederick co-chair Carolyn Greiner.
The artists will be painting June 20-22 but the event runs through June 24 with a variety of ways to enjoy the artwork:
Thursday Evening of Art and Wine, June 21st, 4 -10 p.m. See the art car, a mobile tribute to the Frederick arts scene (and working taxi), and enjoy a celebratory drink while shopping downtown.
Quick Draw Competition, June 23rd, 10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Truck Company, 15 South Court Street. Watch as artists race against the clock—and each other—for prizes.
Collectors Champagne Preview, June 23rd, 7-10 p.m., The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll Street. View and purchase the paintings completed during the week and see the prizes awarded. A ticketed event but the full ticket cost can be used towards the purchase of one painting.
Judge’s Talk, Public Exhibit and Sale of Juried Work, June 24th, 1-5 p.m., The Delaplaine. See and purchase art produced throughout Frederick during the event.
Karolina Gajdeczka is an editorial intern at Maryland Life.