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The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will host the fifth annual Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will host its annual Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival from August 16-20, 2022, ending with the Wet Paint Sale on August 20, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Look out for August 16-20 and you might spot dozens of artists painting outdoors at the fifth annual Blowing Rock Plein Air festival. “Plein Air” is a French term referring to the practice of painting from nature and outdoor nature. BRAHM will again welcome 120 artists from more than fifteen states to draw and paint the many sites and splendours of the region. In addition to watching the artists at work during the 5-day festival, BRAHM invites the public to view and purchase the Wet Paint Sale on Saturday, August 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are free, but timed entry seating must be reserved online. The sale will take place at BRAHM’s Alexander Community Gallery, located at 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, off Main Street in Blowing Rock.

The Wet Paint Sale is the culmination of the work of artists painting the scenes of the quaint village of Blowing Rock, as well as the stunning views, lakes, trails and features of Blue Ridge Parkway. Artists can work in any two-dimensional medium, with oil paint being the most popular. (Since oil paint often takes days or even weeks to dry to the touch, paintings that are still wet are framed and hung for display and sale, hence the name Wet Paint Sale.) Participating artists range from collectors to amateurs to professionals, ensuring there will be art available for purchase in a wide range of prices. Proceeds from the sale of wet paint go towards BRAHM’s mission to bring cultural enrichment to High Country communities by promoting the arts and the heritage and history of Southern Appalachia through educational programs, exhibits , activities and permanent collections. Proceeds also benefit BRAHM’s educational outreach programs. What better way to celebrate the purchase of your new home, remember a vacation destination, or give a gift to treasure for decades, than to support the arts and artists by purchasing original creations at the Wet Paint Dirty.

To learn more about the 2022 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival and to register for the Wet Paint Sale on August 20, please visit BlowingRockPleinAir.org or call 828-295-9099.

Thanks to Sponsors of the 2022 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival:

Blown Rock Properties

Cheap Joes Art Stuff

hemlock inn

Blowing Rock Monkee

Patti Turner, Chief Broker, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Sue Glenn, Associate Broker, Blowing Rock Properties

The Blowing Rock.

BRAHM (Blowing Rock Art & History Museum) is an art and history museum nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Opened to the public in 2011, BRAHM provides cultural enrichment by promoting the arts, heritage, and history of Southern Appalachia, through educational programs, exhibits, activities, and permanent collections.

BRAHM is located in downtown Blowing Rock and is open to the public, free of charge, on Tuesdays. – Sat. 11-5 and Sun. 11-4.