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2018 Schedule of Events

WELCOME DINNER

*Palette Pass Exclusive*
Sunday, July 22 • 5:00-7:30pm

Meet the 2018 Door County Plein Air Festival artists at this fun and informal event, featuring a Midwestern picnic, and live music on the grounds of Peninsula School of Art.

ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY: Bays and Barns

Monday, July 23 • 11am-2pm

Featured locations: Hardy Gallery and Red Barn Shops, Ephraim

TEA & TALK WITH THE ARTISTS

*Palette Pass Exclusive*
Monday, July 23 • 2-4pm • Fine Line Designs Gallery, Ephraim

Join us for a light tea and an opportunity to meet the new artists of the 2018 Door County Plein Air Festival.

ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY: Painting Traditions

Tuesday, July 24 • 11am-2pm

 Featured locations: Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery, Fish Creek and Hickey Brothers Fishery, Baileys Harbor

ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY: Painting the Town

Wednesday, July 25 • 11am-2pm

Featured locations: Downtown Baileys Harbor and Egg Harbor

SUNSET & NOCTURNE PAINT OUT: FISH CREEK

Wednesday, July 25 • 6pm-After Dark

Featured Festival Artists paint throughout Fish Creek's waterfront and downtown.

ART & ALL THAT JAZZ

Tickets $25, Free for Palette Pass holders, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Wednesday, July 25 • 7-9pm • Clark Park, Fish Creek

Meet the artists, swing to live jazz, sip champagne and sample a section of french-inspired hors d'oeuvres and cheeses. RAIN OR SHINE! If it is a fabulous sunset, the artists will be painting on location, if mother nature decides not to cooperate, the artists will join us under the tent to share their artwork and answer your questions. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY: Artist and the Arts

Thursday, July 26 • 11am-2pm

Featured location: Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek and Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor

LECTURE WITH FESTIVAL JUDGE

Admission $10, Free for Palette Pass holders
Thursday, July 26 • 3-4pm • Peninsula School of Art

Join the 2018 Door County Plein Air Festival Judge, CW Mundy, for an informative talk on the art of plein air painting. Pre-registration is suggested.

COLLECTOR'S PREVIEW

*Palette Pass Exclusive*
Friday, July 27 • 5-6:30pm

The most desirable benefit, exclusively for Palette Pass holders. Enjoy an hour in our gallery to purchase paintings before Gala ticket holders arrive. Passed hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast.

GALA AUCTION

Tickets $80, Free for Palette Pass holders
Friday, July 27 • 6:30-9pm

Hors d’oeuvres, wine, music, desserts, plus fresh paintings from each of our Door County Plein Air Festival Featured Artists. Paintings, sold by silent auction, are ready to go home when you are. (Ticket does not include Collector’s Preview)

QUICK PAINT & LIVE AUCTION
Waterfront Park, Sister Bay

Lunch included for Palette Pass holders
Saturday, July 28 • 9am-2pm 

Watch Featured Artists complete a painting from start to finish during the fast-paced Quick Paint. Live auction of the Featured Artists paintings begins at noon under the tent at Waterfront Park. No pre-registration required to bid on paintings. Rain or shine under the event tent.

DOCKSIDE QUICK PAINT
Waterfront Park, Sister Bay

Saturday, July 28 • 9-11am

Presented in partnership with the Hardy Gallery. All artists are invited to paint outdoors, alongside the Festival's Featured Artists during the Dockside Quick Paint. Ballots will be cast at the Open Door Celebration to select the winners of the Dockside Quick Paint. Over $2,500 in art supply awards sponsored by The Artists Guild, Sturgeon Bay.

KIDS PAINT
Waterfront Park, Sister Bay

Saturday, July 28 • 9-11am  $5 per child

Kids can join in the excitement of the Quick Paint too. The fee includes their supplies and a little assistance in getting started for this drop-in family event. Pre-registration not required.

OPEN DOOR CELEBRATION

Saturday, July 28 • 6-8pm
Cash bar, Free for Palette Pass holders

An evening to be enjoyed by all. Free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages and wine sold by the glass. View and purchase artworks from featured Festival Artists, as well as artists participating in the Dockside QuickPaint.

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