Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Paint-outs in the Arizona State Parks

The Arizona State Parks are inviting artists, both professional and amateur, to paint for free in the parks on certain days (this time of year, the hours are 8:00 A.M. to noon). Artists meet at the designated time to have their panels or paper stamped and then head out into the scenery.

The parks are safe, have clean bathrooms and the views are irresistible. Four hours later the artists meet to display the finished piece/pieces and submit them for judging by fellow artists.

There are six events scheduled in the remaining months of 2009:

-June 6, 2009 at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 8 am – Noon
-July 18, 2009 at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, 8 am – Noon
-August 8, 2009 at Roper Lake State Park, 8 am – Noon
-September 19, 2009 at Slide Rock State Park (Apple Festival), 8 am – Noon
Additional Children's Paint Out Activity
-October 3, 2009 at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 8 am – Noon
-November 29, 2009 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park (Fall Festival)8am-Noon - Additional Children's Paint Out Activity

We think this is a great idea and were wondering if other states have such programs.

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