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Painting on the Plaza at Lake Anne

Experience the beauty and vibrancy of the Lake Anne Community as the Plaza comes alive with artists painting en plein air. Join in the fun by painting or watching the artists as they work. Purchase an original artwork to take home. And while you’re at Lake Anne, don’t forget to vote for your favorite painting and enter the drawings for door prizes. Winners will be announced on Sunday at 5:30. The event will be held rain or shine.

Painting on the Plaza is produced by the Lake Anne Merchants Association and the Friends of Lake Anne and sponsored by Pat and Steve Macintyre and Reston Art Gallery and Studios. Door prizes are donated by Lake Anne merchants. Free parking is available in designated parking areas in and around Lake Anne.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Saturday, September 30th 4:00pm-7:00pm – Registration and canvas stamping begins for artists participating in the plein aire painting competition.  Artists begin painting once their canvases are stamped.  The public is invited to enter drawings for door prizes; drawing at 7:00pm.

Sunday, October 1st:  10:00am-7:00pm – The public is invited to observe artists painting, enter drawings for door prizes, and vote for People’s Choice Award.  Original wet paint artwork will be available for sale.

Painting Competition
The Painting on the Plaza at Lake Anne painting competition is designed in the spirit of a “day painting” competition, which challenges artists to create works of art in a short period of time. The event is open to all artists and a variety of mediums.  To be eligible for prizes, artists must meet all painting competition eligibility requirements.  Multiple cash prizes will be awarded. Click here for more information.

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