The arts will come alive this weekend at Philly's gardening district
Taking place this Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m, nearly 50 artists will be featured at the second annual Plein Air, an outdoor art competition.
Artists will set up along Germantown Avenue to create different works of art. Each painting will be judged by, William Valerio, director and CEO of Woodmere Art Museum.
Artists will compete for cash prizes and also free booth space at the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival in October.
“Community and family activities like Plein Air highlight Chestnut Hill’s vibrancy, beauty and appeal,” Jay Goldstein, President of the Southern Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. and lead sponsor for the event said in a press release. “We applaud the Chestnut Hill Business District for all of their efforts in organizing such high quality events and we are honored to be the presenting sponsor for Plein Air for the second year in a row.”
In addition to the artists painting along the avenue, other activities include music, there will be face painting and kids activities throughout the day.
“Plein Air provides an art experience for the Philadelphia community that reflects Woodmere's mission and Chestnut Hill’s creativity,” Valerio said. “I am thrilled to be a judge along with my talented colleague Hildy Tow, Woodmere's Curator of Education who is serving as the judge in the Juniors artists category. Woodmere is elated to participate in this event and the partnership with Chestnut Hill.”