Plein Air Paint Out | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Plein Air Paint Out

  • Plein Air Paint Out
Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, September 28, 2019 (All day)
(605) 390-2927
(605) 645-7196

If you love the beauty of the Black Hills, you won’t want to miss a chance to take home one-of-a-kind artwork painted on-site in the Black Hills! Watch artists painting live in action at various locations! View all of the work painted by the artists each day at the Hill City Senior Center!

Wednesday, September 25:

Painting at Sylvan Lake
Artists will meet at Sylvan Lake to paint this iconic landscape throughout the day.  Meander your way along the trails to see the artists set up and painting live!

Nocturne painting  Keep your eyes open for Black Hills Plein Air artists painting at night! After dusk, the artists will be out painting the beautiful night scenes the Black Hills has to offer.

Thursday, September 26:

Artists will paint around the Hills and Custer State Park area.

View the paintings created from the day before at the Senior Center from 8 am.-4 p.m.

Gallery Walk. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., downtown Hill City will host a gallery walk by Hill City’s galleries, showing original artwork by regional artists.

Insideout – Start Here!  Enjoy a S’More and pick up your Entry Card.

Then stroll Main Street to visit galleries and watch plein air artists paint “Nocturne” in Hill City.

Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery – End Here! Your final party destination where artists will gather, we’ll talk about Plein Air painting and draw for the door prize– must be present to win.

Nocturne Painting. During the gallery walk and continuing into the night, artists will be challenged to paint night scenes of downtown Hill City.

Gallery Talk. At 7:00 p.m., Learn about about plein air and nocturne painting during this presentation at the Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery,  277 Main Street  Hill City, SD  57745

Friday, September 27:

Artists will paint around the Hills and Custer State Park area.

View the paintings created from the first 2 days at the Senior Center from 8 am.-3p.m.

The Hill City Senior Center venue will be closed to artists and the public for jurying from 3 to 5pm.

Purchase Award Sponsors are allowed a private early viewing from 5-6pm to make their selections.

Artists’ Reception (free and open to the public) Between 6-8p.m., meet the artists at the Hill City Senior Center and see all of the artwork painted on-site in the Black Hills from the past 3 days! This is your chance to vote for your favorite scene of the Black Hills! Votes will be collected and tallied at the reception to decide the People’s Choice award.

Awards At 7:30 p.m. artist awards will be announced, including Best of Show, People’s Choice, Honorable Mention and Best Nocturne.

Saturday, September 28:

View all of the paintings created during the entire event at the Senior Center from 8 am.-4 p.m.  Today is your last chance to take home your favorite!

Quick Draw and Auction. Between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. in downtown Hill City, artists have only two hours to capture a scene and create a finished painting. One artist will be awarded the prize for the the Best Quick Draw. The artworks created during this event will be auctioned off immediately afterward on Main Street downtown, with proceeds going to the Hill City Club for Boys and Girls.

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