2020 Plein Air Paint Outs

Please check Calendar for most up to date information and news of cancellations.

March

7 Sat I Heart Plein Air 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Educational Event; Must be Preregistered

April

4 Sat Cafe Brauer, Lincoln Park, 2021 N. Stockton Dr, 60614 9:00 am – 12:00 Street parking. Restrooms in Café Brauer.
11 Sat Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe 9:00 am – 12:00 Carpool or rides from train. Walk in free. Parking $25. Restrooms at the Garden
18 Sat Webster Avenue Bridge (Ashland & Webster) 9:00 am – 12:00 In Honor of Lee Radtke – Parking on street; restrooms at Mariano’s at 2112 N. Ashland
24 Fri NOCTURNE Ontario and Clark 7:00 pm – 10:00 Nocturne – Hard Rock, Portillos, McDonalds, Street Parking, Restrooms in restaurants
26 Sun Montrose Harbor: Meet west of Bird Sanctuary midway to harbor entrance. 9:00 am – 12:00 Event (Optional) – 3 Pigment Sunday – 3 Random colors will be chosen from your palette, plus white. Paint with this limited palette. Street and paid public parking; rest rooms at boathouse and near harbor.

May

2 Sat The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark St., 60640 9:00 am – 1:00 Paint out and exhibit, 11×14″ max, must wire and frame for 1:00 pm submission. Street parking, restrooms in Coffee Studio, May bring up to one other painting.
9 Sat Merchandise Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 60654 9:00 am – 12:00 Riverwalk. Public Parking near Merchandise Mart. Recommend using Spot Hero.
Restrooms at the Mart.
16 Sat Loyola University Campus, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., 60660 9:00 am – 12:00 Main Parking Structure-Devon Ave/W Sheridan Rd
22 Fri NOCTURNE Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, 60603 7:45 pm – 10:45 Nocturne – Recommend using Spot Hero.
Restrooms at Starbucks.
24 Sun Wicker Park Fountain, 1425 N Damen Ave, 60622 9:00 am – 12:00 Guest Artist Stuart Fullerton, Paint Out & Critique. Street Parking. Ave Parking Restrooms at Starbucks, Stans Donuts.
30 Sat Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon Ave, 60660 9:00 am – 12:00 Paint on street or from rooftop, Lunch afterward. Park on street rather than parking lot. Restrooms in Café. Uncommon Ground Exhibit 7/13.

June

6 Sat Chinatown: Meet at Cermack and Wentworth across from Chinatown Gate. 9:00 am – 12:00 Guest Artist Errol Jacobson Demo & Critique followed by Dim Sum. Street or Public Parking: 2001, 2155 or 2141 S Wentworth Ave.
13 Sat Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd
9:00 am – 12:00 Mansion and Lake Views, Edgewater Street parking will be tight, restrooms at the Cultural Center.
20 Sat Community Garden 9:00 am – 12:00 TBD
26 Fri NOCTURNE Buckingham Fountain, 5 S Columbus Dr, 60605 7:45 pm – 11:00 Nocturne – Street Parking or Millennium Park
28 Sun Lincoln Park Zoo, 2400 N Cannon Dr 9:00 am – 12:00 Guest Artist Frankie Johnson, Paint Out & Critique followed by lunch. Street parking.

July

4 Sat Wrigley building with the American Flag; meet on the Riverwalk at Wells 8:00 am – 1:00 Guest Artist Stephanie Weidner, Paint Out & Critique followed by lunch. Recommend using Spot Hero.
11 Sat Foster Avenue Beach, at Foster Ave and Lake Michigan, 60640 9:00 am – 12:00 Parking lot and restrooms at beach.
13 Mon Uncommon Ground Drop Off Paintings 1401 W. Devon, 60660 10:00 AM Exhibit
16 Wed – Oct 12 Uncommon Ground Opening 6-8 pm
18 Sat Humboldt Park Boat House, 1301 N. Humboldt Dr, 60622 9:00 am – 12:00 Parking lot and restrooms at Boat House.
24 Fri NOCTURNE Fulton Market, Fulton and Randolph Streets. 7:45 pm – 11:00 Nocturne
25 Sat The Cliff Dwellers Club, 220 S. Michigan Ave, 60604 Guest Artist Nancie King Mertz, Paint Out, Lunch & Critique, with Cliff Dweller members.

August

1 Sat Lincoln Square; meet at Lincoln Avenue and Leland Avenue 60625 8:00 am – 1:00 Guest Artist Steve Puttrich, Paint Out & Critique.
8 Sat 9:00 am – 12:00
15 Sat Argyle Street, South side of Argyle St near the El. 9:00 am – 12:00 Street parking, restrooms in local restaurants.
21 Fri NOCTURNE SE side Wacker at Michigan 7:15 pm – 10:15 Nocturne – View of Wrigley Building, Apple Store, River Restroom in hotel.
23 Sun Grosse Point Light House, 2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston IL 60201 9:00 am – 12:00 Parking lot. Onsite restrooms.
29 Sat Anti Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle St. 60654 9:00 am – 12:00

September

5 Sat Garden of the Phoenix/Osaka Garden, Jackson Park, 6300 S Cornell Ave, 60637 9:00 am – 12:00 Wooden Island, Behind Museum of Science and Industry.
12 Sat Clocktower at Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, 3600 N. Recreation Drive, 60613 8:00 am – 1:00 Guest Artist , Don Yang Paint Out & Critique followed by Lunch at Clocktower Café.
19 Sat Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe 9:00 am – 12:00 Carpool or rides from train. Walk in free. Parking $25. Restrooms at the Gardens.
25 Fri NOCTURNE Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 60611 6:15 pm – 10:00 Nocturne – Recommend using Spot Hero.
27 Sun Cloud Gate (The Bean), Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St, 60602 9:00 am – 12:00 Not verified, dependent upon permissions

October

3 Sat Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn Ave. 60637 9:00 am – 12:00 Plein Air Restaurant Lunch – pending
10 Sat Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, 60605 9:00 am – 12:00 Street parking; Recommend using Spot Hero.
12 Mon Uncommon Ground Pick Up paintings
17 Sat Open House Chicago 9:00 am – 12:00 TBD
18 Sun Open House Chicago TBD
23 Fri NOCTURNE Chicago Theater, 175 N. State St, 60601 5:00 pm – 9:00 Nocturne – Recommend Spot Hero for parking Restrooms at Blick, McDonalds, Starbucks.
25 Sun Rush Triangle; Rush, Division and Bellevue Streets 9:00 am – 12:00 Promote the Annual Exhibit Followed by End of Season Potluck, Restrooms at Starbucks, Palette & Chisel.
31 Sat Roscoe Village, Roscoe and Damen Ave. 9:00 am – 12:00 Street parking, restrooms at Starbucks.

December

2 Wed Drop off Paintings By 5:00 pm Palette & Chisel 1012 N. Dearborn
4 Fri PAPC Annual Exhibit Opening Reception 5:30 pm – 9:00 Get the word out!
5 Sat Gallery Open – Invite Groups 11:00 am – 4:00 Invite friends, family, church or book groups for personal tour during gallery openings, Dec 5-6, and 13-14.
6 Sun Gallery Open – Invite Groups 11:00 am – 4:00
11 Fri Hold for Second Reception
12 Sat Gallery Open – Invite Groups 11:00 am – 4:00
13 Sun Gallery Open – Invite Groups 11:00 am – 4:00
13 Sun Show Close, Painting Pick-Up and Leftover Party 4:00 pm – 6:00

as of 3/2/20 Locations Subject to Change