What fun! Artists paint outdoors (en plein air) and submit their works of art for prizes and auction. The contest is named for Evansville native Theodore Robinson, an artist who lived 1852 to 1896, and was a well regarded contemporary of Claude Monet’s. To participate in the competition, artists pay a small fee to receive a specially marked canvas. They then paint any subject matter they choose within the immediate Evansville area. You just might happen to see someone with a canvas, easel and palette standing on a city sidewalk or off the highway in a field! Completed, framed and ready-to-hang artworks will be submitted by Saturday, October 1, when they will be judged and awarded prizes. If you visit, stop by Eager Free Public Library (39 W. Main St.) or Allen Creek Gallery (137 E. Main St.) for information. Many pieces of art end up sold right away; remaining art is displayed in a temporary exhibit at Creekside Place (102 Maple St.).
Things To Do
From fairs, festivals, parades, concerts, tastings and more, there are plenty of things to do in Wisconsin! Get ideas for your next wild weeklong vacation or peaceful weekend away with the Discover Wisconsin Calendar of Events.
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