Irish plein air painting festival, Art in the Open 2009, takes place in and around Wexford Town from Friday 31st July until Sunday 2nd August

Art in the Open 2009 The second Irish plein air painting festival, Art in the Open 2009, takes place in and around Wexford Town from Friday 31st July until Sunday 2nd August with a juried exhibition opening on Monday 3rd and closing the following Tuesday evening. This visual arts festival is more about creating than exhibiting and it is an event which interacts directly with the public as artists from set up their easels in full view on the streets and quays of Wexford.There will be a number of Guest Artists, ensuring a wide variety of approach to plein air painting in a range of media, and setting a high standard of work. These are joined by many more, professional and amateur artists, who come to participate, to watch and to share. Last year, over one hundred artists took part. In 2009, Art in the Open will feature artists from the United States, France, UK, Netherlands and throughout Ireland. A number of art workshops are added to the schedule of events this year while festive street entertainment will be provided by Wexford Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon. Entry forms are now available online from: http://www.artintheopen.org/RegistrationForm.pdf For further information please contact: Tony Robinson, 13, Selskar Street, Wexford, Ireland.T: 353(53)9122019 www.artintheopen.org

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