Poppies by the Cabin, by participating artist Shirley Novak

Schedule of Events

All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

July 2 – 14, 2011
45 Emeritus and Participating Artists painting en plein air in the Crested Butte area

Saturday, July 9
9:00am – 4:00pm:

Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop with Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Artist Tim Deibler. $85, space is limited. Please contact the Crested Butte Center for the Arts for more information. Phone: (970) 349-7487, or view event details at www.crestedbuttearts.org

Sunday, July 10
10:00am – 2:30pm:

Historic Paint Out. Artists will gather to paint in the Crested Butte National Historic District

10:00 – 11:00am:
Historic walking tour of Crested Butte. Learn about the history of our old mining town and see the artists of Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational hard at work on their first paintings. Please contact the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum to sign up. Phone: (970) 349-1880, or website: www.crestedbuttemuseum.com

Monday, July 11
5:00 – 7:00pm:
Informal dinner and drink gathering with the artists of the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational. Please contact the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery for details.

Tuesday, July 12
5:00 – 7:00pm:
Informal dinner and drink gathering with the artists of the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational. Please contact the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery for details.

7:00 – 9:00pm:
Screening of PBS’ ‘Plein Air: Painting the American Landscape’ followed by a discussion with Jean LeGassick and Kenn Backhaus, who are featured in the PBS series. Come hear two of the Emeritus Artists talk about their painting experiences in Alaska! This event is FREE. At the Old Rock Community Library, located at 507 Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte.

Wednesday, July 13

10:00am – noon:
See kids from The Studio Art School painting gardens and wildflowers en plein air alongside local artist Shaun Horne. Corner of 5th Street and Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

5:00 – 7:00pm:
Informal dinner and drink gathering with the artists of the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational. Please contact the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery for details.

Thursday, July 14
9:00pm – midnight:
Informal drink with artists. Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, 309 Third Street, Crested Butte

July 15, 16, & 17
Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Exhibition on view in the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery and outdoor exhibition event tent

Friday, July 15
Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Exhibition on view in the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery and outdoor exhibition event tent

9:00am – 1:00pm:
Plein Air Meadow Painting Workshop with Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational and Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery artist Susiehyer. Space is limited. Please contact the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival for more information. Phone: (970) 349-2571 or website: www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com

3:00pm
View Historic Paintings at Susan Anderton’s Gallery 3, located directly across 3rd Street from the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery.

3:00 – 5:00pm:
Patrons’ Preview. Open to Emeritus Sponsors, Patrons’ Preview voucher buyers, artists and families only

5:00 – 9:00pm:
Opening Reception. Please join us for the first, open to the public glimpse of the works created in Crested Butte by our 45 visiting artists during the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational. We will have musicians from the Crested Butte Music Festival, alcohol for sale to support Artists of the West Elks (AWE), and delicious appetizers.

Saturday, July 16
Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Exhibition on view in the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery and outdoor exhibition event tent

9:00am – 12:00pm:
Quick Draw. Artists will gather on Elk Avenue to paint fast and furiously until the noon whistle blows.

12:30 – 1:30pm:
Silent Auction of all Quick Draw paintings, at 3rd Street & Elk Avenue in Crested Butte

1:00 – 5:00pm
Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Artist Meredith Nemirov. 1 day $55 or 2 days $90; space is limited. Please contact the Crested Butte Center for the Arts for more information. Phone: (970) 349-7487, or view event details at www.crestedbuttearts.org

6:00 – 9:00pm
Artist Appreciation Party at the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery. Please join us in thanking our attending artists for all of their hard work. We will be serving food and drink for all.

Sunday, July 17
Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Exhibition on view in the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery and outdoor exhibition event tent

1:00 – 5:00pm:
Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Artist Meredith Nemirov. 1 day $55 or 2 days $90; space is limited. Please contact the Crested Butte Center for the Arts for more information. Phone: (970) 349-7487, or view event details at www.crestedbuttearts.org

July 18 – 23, 2011
Select remaining artwork from the Exhibition on view at Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

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