Plein Air

Plein Air This summer, let’s all get together, go outside and get creative! If you have ever looked at a sunset or the colors bouncing off a lake and thought “I wish I could paint that!” You may have an inner landscape artist just waiting to get out!

After our Plein Air Warm-Ups and official kick-off on May 20, the Outsiders have only just begun!  So bring your favorite medium – drawing, knitting, painting – and take it outside, join the meet-ups for creativity, friendship, and fun.  Suggested donation: $5, Blue Bracelet Club members FREE along with great perks like coffee, cheese bread, spinach bisque, cookies, and 30% off purchases at Blick Retail, to name a few! 

How to join the Blue Bracelet Brigade? Pick up your Blue Bracelet at any meet-up or the Art Center - $20 per person. Blue Bracelet Club members must be wearing the bracelet to receive perks from participating businesses (they may ask for ID).


June 10, 9-11am – Hope Cemetery
Demonstration of Tombstone Rubbing, and Rex Cherrington will take us on a historical journey!   Blue Bracelets:  A free beverage and small cheese bread at Pizza House

June 21, 7-9pm (6:30pm Garden Tour) – Walnut Grove Farm
Demonstration of photography.

July 8, 8-10am – Downtown Farmer’s Market
Demonstration of Perspective. Blue Bracelets: Free cookie at Uncle Billy’s and a free cup of Spinach Bisque at Landmark (with purchase of an entrée and beverage)

July 29, 7-9pm – Great Balloon Race Glow
Demonstration of Watercolor.


Blue Bracelet Members enjoy SEASONAL DISCOUNTS through July 31, 2017:
   - 10% off Art Center Gift Shop Purchases
   - 30% off at Blick Retail (Galesburg), exclusions apply. See Art Center or Blick Retail for details.