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PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ANNUAL EVENT – Paint Historic Buildings in Castries

September 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Paint out 2018, Sept. 16th, Sunday

Contact: Alcina Nolley. 453-2338


“Art adds to a community, attracts a core of people who are intelligent, creative and bring new ideas. They have a lot of energy, which is a really wonderful thing for a community to have.”

Painters will invade CASTRIES in September. Some of the area’s most talented outdoor painters, beginners and veterans alike, will bring their paint boxes and easels to downtown CASTRIES, well known for its vistas of the Cathedral, the Carnegie Library and government buildings, and Constitution Park.

This paint out will give artists an opportunity to artistically render some buildings that are due to be demolished. People must realize that artists are “historians” too.

This remarkable 16th Annual event Paint CASTRIES 2018 is happening with the support of International Plein Air Painters and the lucian Plein .air Painters, organized by Alcina Nolley. Artists are expected from all,over the island to converge on CASTRIES for hours on Sunday, September 16  from 10 am, to paint outdoors throughout the town center.

Plein air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors. Their art work is in direct
response to the beauty they find in nature. They use a variety of media, from oils, through watercolors and pastels.
The public will be able to join in the fun by watching individual artists work and moving from painter to painter 10 am to 2pm .

The public is invited to come view the art and meet the artists. The artists will gather at 2pm to informally show and discuss their individual work.

Event organizer, Alcina Nolley, says there is a joy about paintings outdoors and this is a chance for people to see professional artists at work, developing their paintings in response to the beauty in nature.

Plein air painting developed in France in the mid 19th century and is becoming increasingly popular.
Last year’s event drew artists from all over the Globe. Many new plein air painting groups were formed directly from this event.

International Plein Air Painters, who has members who reside throughout the World, is the blanket organization for individual plein air groups and was created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without limitations of borders or regions.

IPAP’s members are the quiet activists in the ongoing environmental struggle.
They call attention to the threatened urban scene and the vanishing architecture for history.
Its members share inspiration and encouragement both on the Internet and at “paint outs”.
They encourage other artists to get out and join in, to paint with other artists and share ideas.

This event is happening simultaneously in international locations and St. Lucia is part of this 16th WORLDWIDE group event hosted by International Plein Air Painters. You can join or show your support for IPAP or learn more about the group and see some of the many events happening posted on the website
2018 marks the 17th Anniversary of International Plein Air Painters

IPAP makes the Paint Out a yearly event.
17th WORLDWIDE Paint Out September 6 – 7 – 8, 2019


September 16, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Alcina Nolley


Constitution Park
Castries, Saint Lucia + Google Map

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