The Howard County Arts Council’s annual plein air paint-out is fun for artists and spectators alike! Over the course of the weekend, juried artists will set up their easels throughout Ellicott City’s historic district to capture the town’s picturesque charms as they vie for $7,000 in total awards. Community artists are invited to join the fun as part of the Open Paint-Out taking place concurrently. The event culminates in an exhibit of the juried artists’ work at the Howard County Center for the Arts and an exhibit of Open Paint artwork at the Howard County Welcome Center.
Schedule: June 10-13 – Paint-out in Historic Ellicott City | June 18 – Virtual reception & awards ceremony | June 19 – August 7 – Paint It! Ellicott City 2021 exhibit on view at HCCA and online.
Free for spectators; $10 registration fee for Open Paint-Out participants.
Click here for a complete event schedule and to register for the Open Paint-Out. The juror for Paint It! Ellicott City 2021 is award-winning landscape artist Lynn Mehta.