CHADDS FORD—The Chadds Ford Historical Society will host its 11th annual Plein Air event called “Paint Out  Chadds Ford” from Thursday, Feb. 7 through Saturday, Feb. 9.

Plein air, or on-site painting – perhaps the only competitive outdoor event one can do as an artist – has grown in recent years and now attracts thousands of participants to events across the country. Its popularity supports print and online magazines as well as an annual conference and membership groups such as the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painting Association (MAPAPA).

The Historical Society works with MAPAPA to plan “Paint Out Chadds Ford” –

one of the few plein air events in the country to be held in the winter. The event is especially popular with artists who like the challenge of winter painting and are interested in capturing the beauty of Brandywine Valley’s historic farms and landscapes.

Paint Out Chadds Ford closes with a special artists reception and exhibition held at the Society’s Barn Visitors Center on Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. February 9th, 2019. Admission is $10 per person.

Guests can meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and view the completed paintings, which will also be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from each painting sold helps support the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The exhibition, which continues through March 15, is free and open to the public during the Society’s business hours .

For more information about Paint Out Chadds Ford and to purchase tickets please visit our website www.chaddsfordhistory.org. Tickets are available in advance or at the door at our Barn Visitor Center at 1736 Creek Road in Chadds Ford.

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