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Plein Air Fest 2014 June 3, 2014  |  By Becky Kimmel

Plein Air Fest, on June 21 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, will be bigger and better than ever, with 51 artists participating in creating artworks on the Sculpture Trail.  To accommodate artists and visitors, we are encouraging environmentally-friendly transportation options, including bicycling. To sweeten the deal, the first 200 people to arrive by bike will receive a coupon for a free beverage at the event! Bicycle valet parking will be provided by Museum Volunteers. Or consider taking advantage of the free START Bus North Route shuttle service, which drops visitors off in front of the Museum.

During the “quick draw” portion of the festival, artists will race to complete masterpieces in just four hours. Taking inspiration from the wild and scenic surroundings, they’ll be set up on the Sculpture Trail working in a variety of mediums en plein air from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Along with seeing the artists at work, art lovers will have an opportunity to talk with the artists and later purchase the freshly created pieces via silent bid.

The family-friendly Plein Air Fest includes live bluegrass music by the popular Jackson Hole trio PTO, as well as outdoor games and activities for kids. The museum’s Rising Sage Café also will offer food and beverages for purchase from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Plein Air Fest is free and open to the public!

-Becky Kimmel, Director of Programs & Events

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