The Lakeside Open – Plein Air Art Festival will take place July 15-17. This three-day event will host more than 50 artists from across the Midwest who will paint throughout Lakeside and the surrounding area. Plein air painting is encouraged throughout the entire weekend. A paintout will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, followed by a Wet Paint Sale from 3-5 p.m. As in past years, this event coincides with the annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show on Sunday, July 17.
This year, there will be more opportunities to sell artwork with the addition of the Open Air Gallery, located on Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Streets. The Open Air Gallery will be open preceding the Hoover concert, 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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