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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Plein Air in Atlantic County Parks

Calling all artists of any skill level or experience to participate in the first Plein Air event hosted at the Atlantic County Parks System on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 8 AM – 6:30 PM.

Participants will be able to sketch and paint outdoors at any one of the county parks that include Gaskill and Lake Lenape Parks in Mays Landing, the park at Estell Manor, Weymouth Furnace, Oscar E. McClinton Waterfront Park in Atlantic City, Leeds Point Nature Area in Galloway, the 7.5 mile county bikeway and more.

“This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy the natural beauty of our parks but to also learn more about the variety of resources and activities available within Atlantic County Parks,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson.

All participants must register the day of the event at the Estell Manor Park Nature Center, 109 Route 50, Estell Manor. All work must be submitted by 6:30 PM that evening at the Nature Center. There is a $20 fee to participate. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date has been scheduled for Saturday, September 16.

The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Parks, Inc., a non-profit citizens group established in 1985 to help promote the parks, and Atlantic Cape Community College which will hold an exhibit of submitted works September 21 through October 28 at the college’s art gallery on its Mays Landing campus.

Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three selections at an opening Plein Air Exhibit reception on Thursday, September 21, 6-8 PM, in the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery.

For more information, please visit or Atlantic County Friends of the Parks on Facebook.

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