Painting on Location


Monday, June 21 – Thursday, August 12
Mondays: 1 pm - 4 pm
Thursdays: 9 am - 12 pm


See downloadable PDF for exact location


Martha Elchert


$50 for the entire 8-week program (pay in advance)
$10/session drop-in (pay that day)
100% of fee supports the Old Art Building


Complete registration form at the time of payment.


Dates & locations of the 'paint-outs'

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The Old Art Building is excited to announce eight weeks of summer 2021 plein air paint outs. Founded by local artist, Ellie Golden, these on location paint outs are a brush full of fresh air fun. Artists of all levels and all mediums are welcome. If you haven't tried plein air before, this is a great place to start!

This group will paint at a variety of locations in the Leelanau area that include water views, village scenes, rural landscapes, gardens, vineyards and more. You will receive a schedule with addresses for GPS and a description of the location. You are welcome to attend all sessions or just join the group on any of dates that work for you.

New to plein air? Join us before the first session on Monday, June 21, from 11:00-12:30 at the Old Art Building for tips to get you started prior to the paint out!

For questions, contact Martha Elchert or call her at 814-730-1049.

New this season:
Monday, August 16, “Plein Air Clothesline Show” on the front lawn of the OAB (inside if raining). Participating artists of the summer paint outs will have the option of showing and selling some of their plein air paintings.

For exact meet-up locations please click on the 'Download PDF' button at left.

  • Bring your hat, chair, sunscreen, water and whatever you need to be comfortable. And, of course, your painting supplies!
  • Paint-out may be cancelled due to rain.
  • Please watch your email for any updates to the schedule.

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