2012 Plein Air Art Auction & Street Fair

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Artists working en plein air benefit from natural light.

The Belleville Historical Society will host the city’s first annual Plein Air Art Auction on Saturday, Sept. 15. The public is invited to watch artists painting some of Belleville’s favorite historic sites. Events also include a street fair and art auction.

Paint Historic Belleville

The first annual “Paint Historic Belleville” Plein Air Art Auction will feature twelve local artists painting at—and creating original paintings of—some of Belleville’s most beloved historic sites.  Artists will work at sites throughout Belleville from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 15th, and the public is encouraged to visit the sites and watch the artists as they paint en plein air, French for “in the open air.”

Paintings will be donated to the Belleville Historical Society for an auction starting at 1 p.m. at the Garfield Street Historic Saloon, with all proceeds going to the Belleville Historical Society to sustain preservation activities.

The event will also include a family-friendly street fair at Garfield’s, with food, crafts and live music.

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Event Details

This interactive map located the twelves sites and the artist at each location.Saturday, September 15, 2012* | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Historic sites throughout Belleville and 600 block of East Garfield Street
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8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 12 local artists will paint outdoors at selected historic homes and buildings throughout Belleville
10 a .m. – 2 p.m. Street fair at Garfield Street Historic Saloon (633 E. Garfield St.), with live music by John Farrar starting at 11 a.m. on the Garfield’s patio
1 p.m. Paintings will be auctioned to the public at Garfield’s
Food and beverages will be available for sale by the Belleville Historical Society

For more information, please email bellevillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

 *The rain date for this event is Saturday, October 6th. In case of inclement weather, updates will be posted to the Belleville Historical Society’s Facebook page.