New Paltz: Artists on the Street Returns this Saturday
If you spend time at some of the Hudson Valley's favorite outdoor sights you are likely to see an artist creating a piece of work. The Hudson Valley is a popular place for artists who like to paint "Plein Air". There are a couple of reasons that painting outdoors is popular in our region. One is the natural lighting. The light in the Hudson Valley has drawn artists from all over the world. The other reason is our breath taking views.
If you haven't encountered an artist creating a painting outdoors but you'd like too, you are in luck. August 1st Historic Huguenot Street will be welcoming back a plein air event Artist on the Street. The 10 acre National Historic Landmark district will host local Hudson Valley artists for the day from 11 AM to 4 PM. The public is welcome to walk around Huguenot Street and watch the various artists create an original painting in front of your eyes.
Local artist expected to be on hand include: Kevin Cook, Carolyn Edlund, Staats Fasoldt, Mira Fink, Emeline Hastings, Chris O’Neal, Mitchell Saler, Vaune Sherin, Joseph Sundwall, Fran Sutherland, and Marlene Weidenbaum. Visitors are asked to wear proper face coverings and practice social distancing. The HHS staff and volunteers will have set up the site to make it safe for all to attend. Hand sanitizer pumps will be available.
If you are an art lover these types of events give you a chance to not only watch the artist create a piece of work, but you can also have a moment to interact with them. Some will even tell you what they are doing and answer your questions.