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Louisville Visual Art’s Plein Air Paint Out

In art, the phrase “plein air” refers to painting or drawing outdoors to capture the natural light. Being outdoors is one of the few sanctioned activities we can do during the pandemic, so an event like this, sponsored by Louisville Visual Art, fits in perfectly with social distancing. The artists, set up at least 20 feet apart from each other, will have from 8 a.m. until the fair opens at 2 p.m. to create their art. Awards will be handled out at 3 p.m. The Paint Out is part of the family-friendly reGeneration Fair with booths on the environment, entertainment and food. Rain or shine. Masks are required.

ReGeneration Fair

Take the family out to the new Waterfront Botanical Gardens for some fresh air, flora and fun at the annual environmental fair. Thematic arts and crafts include creating paper flowers, plant printing and gourd painting (just in time for Jack-o’-lantern season). Cave Hill Honey will be on-site to discuss beekeeping, Steam Exchange will be doing T-shirt printing, and The Food Literacy Project will be giving away plant seedlings. There’s much more to enjoy at this new gem of a Louisville attraction. Special attention and efforts have been made to ensure health safety, including mask requirements for all staff, vendors and visitors.

Sunday, Sept. 20

Waterfront Botanical Gardens
8 a.m.-2 p.m., 2-5 p.m. | Free ($10 suggested donation)
1435 Frankfort Ave.
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Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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