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Sat, Jun 15


6000 Bishop Rd

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Plein Air Paint Out

Come capture the glory of nature at this two day Plein Air event. Top adult prize is $300 and special prizes for 18 and under. Thank you to our co-hosts The Friends of the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge!

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Plein Air Paint Out
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Plein Air Paint Out

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 16, 2024, 7:00 PM

6000 Bishop Rd, 6000 Bishop Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601, USA


About the event

Join us for a serene brush with nature at our Plein Air Painting Event at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge! Embrace the beauty of the outdoors as you capture the scenic vistas on canvas.

Dates: June 15th and 16th during daily hours.

Registration: 9 AM to noon each day.

All skill levels are encouraged to participate. Please

Show off your masterpiece at our Gallery Event on June 20th, located at the Sam Plots in Uptown North Main Building, Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Cash prizes await! Win $300 for the adult division and special categories for painters aged 18 and under. Let your creativity flourish amidst Michigan's natural wonders!

Rules and Guidelines

-Open to all artists

-Adult and Youth (18 & under) division

-The cost to enter the competition is free

-Works in all paint media are eligible.

-Artists supply their own canvases.

-Canvases no wider than 36”

-Only original works completed on June 15-16

-All art works must be started and finished on location.

-Before painting, each artist’s blank canvas will require a personalized Frankenmuth Arts Council stamp. Registration is on-site 9am-12pm each day

Wednesday, August 17 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

-All artwork must be ready to hang.

-works must be framed or gallery wrapped thick canvas.

-Completed artwork is to be delivered to the Sammelplatz on:

Wednesday, June 19 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

-The first place award of $300 will be announced at the on Thursday, June 20.

-Shiawassee Wildlife Refuge Plain Air Paint out Gallery Show

-All artists will have the option to sell their work at the gallery showing. Sales during this time will be split 70% to the artist and 30% to Frankenmuth Arts Council.

-Paintings may be picked up following the event

Please contact if you have any questions or requests.

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