Floyd Plein Air Festival Schedule

Schedule of events for the Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017:

Monday, August 14 –

Venue: Apple Ridge Farm located at 9230 Pine Forest Rd NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079

  • Artists arriving early to Floyd are invited to spend the day at Apple Ridge Farm painting and experiencing Floyd County.
  • Welcome Reception 5-7pm is free and open to the public. All artists, patrons, sponsors, and hosts are invited to toast the future of a wonderful upcoming week. Light refreshments will be served with a cash wine/beer bar.

 

Tuesday, August 15 –

Venue: Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond

  • Open paint day for artists (Volunteers will be scouting out where artists are set up on the Parkway and posting updates on social media.)
  • Patrons are invited to visit artists while they are painting throughout the day.
  • Artists are invited to dine at local eatery Oddfellows in downtown Floyd and will receive a 10% discount on their dinner.

 

Wednesday, August 16 –

Venue: Chateau Morrisette Winery located at 291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24091

  • Artists paint at the winery and surrounding Blue Ridge Parkway – public invited to walk the winery grounds and visit artists
  • Artist Demonstration by Thomas Bradshaw,1-3pm Event ticket holders and event artists are invited to watch this talent artist demonstrate and discusses his plein air techniques
  • Wine Tasting, 3-4pm Event Ticket holders and participating artists are invited for a private tasting of Chateau Morrisette wines with light snacks.

 

Thursday, August 17 –

Venue: Riverstone Organic Farm located at 708 Thompson Rd SE, Floyd, VA 24091

  • Artists paint at the farm – public invited to walk the farm grounds and visit artists
  • Farm Tours available 3-4pm
  • Farm to Table Dinner with the Artists, 6 – 10pm  All-Access Event Ticket holders are invited to dine with the artists at this private party (All-Access tickets are available in a very limited quantity, buy early!) As a special early preview, artworks created during day will be available for sale at the farm during dinner.

 

Friday, August 18

Venue: The Town of Floyd

  • Artists paint the town – public invited to walk the town and visit artists
  • Art Demonstration & Talk with Juror Valerie Craig 1 – 3pm Event ticket holders and event artists are invited to watch Valerie demonstrate and discuss her plein air techniques.
  • Special Sunset & Night Paint, 7 – 10pmat the Friday Night Jamboree and the Artisan Market – public invited to walk the town and visit artists

 

Saturday, August 19  

Venue: Chateau Morrisette Winery located at 291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24091

  • Quick Paint Competition 9 – 12pm – public invited to walk the winery grounds and visit artists as they paint their last work of the week. This piece will be on display in a special area at the Floyd Center for the Arts and be entered for a special prize to be awarded at the Festival Celebration Saturday night.

Venue: Floyd Center for the Arts located at 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd VA 24091

  • Collectors Early Preview 4-5pm All-Access Event Ticket holders are invited to enjoy a glass of wine and view all the work created by the artists, including the Quick Paint Competition. Advanced purchases of artwork can be made.
  • Festival Celebration 5-9pm The public and all artists, volunteers and supporters are invited to join the Center in celebrating a creative week of painting at this free event. Juror, Valerie Craig will announce award winners at 7pm. All “Wet” painting from the week will be for sale at this time. Cash wine & beer bar and refreshments will be served.

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