Sep 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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32nd Great Outdoor Art Contest

The oldest plein air painting competition in Indiana celebrates its 32nd year in 2020! This year, the competition will be spread over three days as artists compete in a variety of mediums the week leading up to Saturday, Sept. 12. Beginning on Wed., Sept. 9, we’ll kick off three days of artists at work at the site, bringing their blank pages and canvases to be stamped, then it’s off to work. Artwork will judged as 1st place/Best in Show, second place and third place, in the Large Studio at 2 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 12, via Facebook Live. A concert by the Hot Jazz Preservation Society will wrap up this fun competition.

The Great Outdoor Art Contest is part of Brown County Art Colony Weekend, Sept. 11 to 13.

Registration for artists: $15/adult, $10 youth, 25% discount for members; day-of registration allowed

Registration deadline: Sept. 11

Parking is free for members and the Friends of T.C. Steele, $3 per car for non-members

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This program is supported by the Indiana Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant.