'Art in the Open' - an international plein air painting festival of paint-outs, workshops, exhibition and good company. The annual August event is open to all and attracts visitors from Europe, USA and all of Ireland to Wexford in the sunny south-east.
28th July - 4th August 2014
Art in the Open 2013 consists of 7 paint-outs, one each day from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August. Each day the paint-out will be held in a different beautiful location within a short journey from Wexford Town.
On Monday 5th August approximately 250 selected works painted during the festival will be shown in an impressive exhibition. There will be several sponsored awards, including the Mayoral Award, the Enniscorthy UDC Award, and the Francis Danby Award.
The festival concludes on Tuesday 6th August when a farewell picnic paint-out will be hosted.
In addition to the paint-outs and exhibition, there will be several half-day demonstrations and workshops on location, plus barbecue, music and get-togethers, evening life-drawing sessions, a critique, a Quick-Draw fun event with prizes and all the craic that goes with this festival.
In 2012 over 120 took part including artists from the USA, and others from UK, Finland, Holland, France and all over Ireland - 12 countries in all.
All are welcome. Come to paint or come to watch.
Visit the website for further information on how to take part.
To participate, you must register online HERE and click on the yellow Registration button.
Registration is €30 if you book by June after which it rises to €40
AITO 2013 brochures and programme may be viewed and downloaded on the website.
Because of the numbers involved. unlike previous years, you can't just arrive on the day. You must book online. If the festival is oversubscribed, latecomers may miss out.
You can also book some of our great workshops. See website for details.
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