2017 Plein Air Art Auction

Join us for the sixth annual Plein Air Art Auction on Saturday, September 16! This is a fundraising event for the Belleville Historical Society in which twelve regional artists are commissioned to create paintings of twelve historic sites in Belleville.

The artists will paint en plein air (outdoors) from 8am until noon, and the paintings will then be brought to the Garfield Street Historic Saloon. There the paintings will be on view until 1pm, when they will be auctioned to the public. The paintings are very generously donated to the BHS for this event.

This is your opportunity to purchase an original work by an established artist depicting a setting significant to Belleville, while also providing the Belleville Historical Society much-needed support.

Even if you don’t buy a painting, we hope you will come out to see these beautiful works and join the fun!

Saturday, September 16

8am-12pm: Artists paint
Various historic sites in Belleville

11am-1pm: Food, drink, music
Garfield Street Historic Saloon

1pm: Paintings for sale by auction 
Garfield Street Historic Saloon

Rain date: October 7

Garfield Street Historic Saloon
633 East Garfield Street
Belleville, IL 62220

Artists and sites

Fisher’s Restaurant – 2100 West Main Street
Joyce Blanquart Nuetzling

Old Post Office – 105 West A Street
Marilyn Bradley (already painted)

Belleville City Hall (with new renovations) – 101 South Illinois Street
Gary Karasek

Firestone Store – 232 West Main Street
Shawn Cornell

St. Peter Cathedral – 200 West Harrison Street
Susan Rogers

City Firehouse – 6300 West Main Stree
George Gasparich

St. Elizabeth Hospital (Aluminum facade) – 211 South Third Street
Dave Cornell

Krupp’s Florist (Old house) – 3700 West Main Street
Cari Casper-Bassler

Peace By Piece Boutique – 132 West Main Street
Bill Evans

Jackson Street Church – 215 South Jackson
Carolyn Karasek Needles

Hamilton Art Gallery – 8 South Church Street
Michael Anderson

Sprague Law Office – 26 East Washington
Joe Carriel

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