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2nd Plein Air Event

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On October 19, 2019, approximately 20 local artists and photographers will spread out on the grounds of Chatham to participate in the second Plein Air event sponsored by Friends of Chatham. Plein-air denotes the manner of the 19th century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air that became the central feature of French Impressionism.

Artists will check-in at the summer house and receive a bag of treats to keep them going while they create their own special work of art using some aspect of Chatham as their subject. By February 1, 2020, participating artists will be donating one piece of art inspired by this event to Friends of Chatham for use as a fundraiser in May or June.

Friends of Chatham will partner with The Arts & Cultural Council of the Rappahannock to provide refreshments in the summer house for artists, photographers and visitors. A children’s table will be staffed to encourage our young visitors to try their hand at Plein Air drawing.

So, save the date—October 19, 2019! Come out and see artists at work from 10 am to 4 pm at Chatham on what we hope will be a lovely fall day.


October 19, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Chatham Manor
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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(540) 654-5121