Thursday, July 21, 2022

Art House hosting exhibit of ‘en plein air’ paintings

The Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St, will present the City of Northville: Plein Air Paint Out & Exhibition featuring artworks created outdoors and within the city limits of Northville. Up to 40 artists are invited on a first-come first-serve basis to capture en plein air, a French phrase meaning "in the open air," the historic buildings, Victorian-era architecture, intriguing landmarks, and scenic parks in Northville. The public is encouraged to watch the artists paint at various locations throughout the city and historic downtown during the Paint Out set for July 22 - 24, then view the completed artworks at the exhibition. The exhibition opens with a Live @ 5 Event, from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Northville Art House.

Artist registration is $35 and open until the maximum of 40 artists is reached. Northville residences and businesses can be a part of the city-wide event through sponsorship and by granting permission to the artists to capture their property. A list of participating artists and their locations at the Paint-Out will be posted on Facebook @Northville Art House and the Art House website, Live @ 5 tickets are $35 and include light fare, live music featuring Downriver Dan, two drinks at the cash bar, and 10 percent off the purchase of any artwork during the event. Visit or call (248) 344-0497 for tickets and more information. Plein Air Paint Kits are also available at $20 for all aspiring artists who want to paint outdoors like the pros.

Community sponsors this year include Corriveau Law, KB Jewelers, Stampeddler Plus, New Hope Center for Grief Support, and The Northville Gallery, as well as reception partners Garage Grill & Fuel Bar and Detroit Vineyards. The exhibition is free to view during gallery hours of 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturdays.