THE OPENING EVENT
September 19, 2016
In Plein Sight is the first plein air painting event to be held in Jeffco’s Open Space parks. Hosted by PLAN Jeffco, In Plein Sight will include a series of events in September and October 2016, including a free, public exhibit of privately owned paintings of Jeffco Open Space Parks, a week of 25+ plein air artists painting outdoor in Jefferson County Open Space parks and an art show with the freshly painted landscapes to view and purchase. In addition to providing a unique cultural experience for the entire Metro Denver community and visitors, these events will allow attendees to bring the beauty of Jeffco’s Open Space parks into their homes and offices as a reminder of why we live in Colorado.
September 19, 2016
The opening act of this unique event will be paintings from the private collection of Greg and Sue Stevinson that have never been publicly displayed before. It will be held in the rotunda of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts building on September 19, 2016. The show will showcase local artists’ paintings of our Open Space parks featuring different seasons of the year. This exhibit will continue through October 9, 2016 and is open to the public.
October 4th – 8th, 2016
The second act is the plein air painting week. Over two dozen artists from all over the United States will be painting from dawn to dusk in Jefferson County Open Space parks. The public is encouraged to come out and watch the artists as they create their impressions of our scenic vistas.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
(Click for South Valley Park info & map)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
(Click for Mount Falcon Park info & map)
Thursday, October 6, 2016
(Click for Crown Hill Park info & map)
Friday, October 7, 2016
(Click for White Ranch Park info & map)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
(from the Washington Street Bridge into Clear Creek Canyon)
(Click for Clear Creek Trail info & map)
October 8th – 9th, 2016
The third act, the highlight of the event, is the art gallery and reception. The art created during the week will be displayed and available for purchase at the Golden Community Center, 2nd fl oor, Clear Creek Room, 1470 10th Street, Golden.
Saturday evening, October 8, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (invitation only)
Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PLAN Jeffco is a nonprofit volunteer-led organization of open space advocates based in Jefferson County, CO that works to preserve open space by educating and motivating citizens, monitoring and cooperating with government agencies and working with aligned associations and citizens. PLAN Jeffco believes that publicly owned and preserved open space is the cornerstone of any land use policy with a goal to provide citizens with enhanced quality of life. Because of our initiatives, Jefferson County established the first countywide Open Space lands program and has protected more than 55,000 acres of open space lands with outstanding scenic, natural and recreational values.
In Plein Sight is a unique, new event created to celebrate the beauty of Jeffco Open Space lands through the palettes of the participating artists. This incredible event will allow attendees to not only watch the artists create their paintings, but also have the opportunity to bring the beauty of Jeffco Open Space parks home with them.
PLAN Jeffco invites you to join us to promote these events by becoming a sponsor for In Plein Sight. Proceeds from your sponsorship will help PLAN Jeffco continue its successful efforts to conserve our open space lands.