By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

Duluth, GA- Paint Duluth is a pléin air adventure that will be celebrating its third year. The event is hosted by 2 Smith Art Gallery and sponsored by the City of Duluth and will be held May 9th-13th. 

“From the beginning, Duluth has embraced the Paint Duluth event. The city has added a number of major sculptures and sponsors art-oriented events through the year. Mayor Nancy Harris has been a major supporter and advocate for the arts in Duluth. Paint Duluth is helping make an impact on the area” said 2 Smith Art Gallery Owner Larry Smith.

The event will be held in and around the beautiful Duluth, GA area. The excitement will begin with two workshops available to registered artists. On Wednesday, May 9, there will be a one-day workshop with nationally known artist, David Boyd. On Thursday, May 10th another one-day workshop with nationally known, artist Nancy Nowak. The workshops will be followed by three days of pléin air painting – Friday, May 11th, Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th. It will conclude with the artist awards ceremony, public art show and reception on Sunday, May 13th. The community is welcome to attend. The artwork will continue to hang for one week at Adrian Collaborative, so community members will get a chance to enjoy the art and/or purchase a piece.  

In 2016, 37 artists participated. Last year, 80 artists participated. This year we are planning to grow from 80 to 100 artists. The proceeds benefit the Duluth Public Arts Commission (DPAC). All monies will help support the Public Art Master Plan for Duluth.

Participation will be open to all artists 18 years of age and is limited to 100 participants. To register for the event go to paintduluth.com. The public is invited and encouraged to come out May 11 – May 13 and see these artists paint Duluth. You don't want to miss the one-hour paint out on the town green, Saturday morning from 9 am until 10 am. It is simply amazing.

Published: 2018-04-17 01:40